ADVERTISEMENT

African swine fever found in wild boars in Budakeszi

Sights

Shutterstock.com

Hungary’s national food safety authority Nébih has found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses in a game park near Budapest, news wire reuters.com reported.

Image: Shutterstock.com

The cause of the infection, found in a closed game reserve in Budakeszi (12 km west of the capital), was not immediately clear and an investigation is under way, the authority said.

In total, Hungary has found nearly 900 cases of African swine fever in wild boar since April 2018, according to figures published on the authority’s website. Nébih called on pig farmers to maintain the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the infection to livestock.

State news wire MTI reported Nébih as saying that the virus likely spread to the Budakeszi game park via humans, adding that several foreigners from countries hit hard by African swine flu had visited the park in recent weeks.

The authority advised against visiting the game park, but added that travelers who do go should take care to wash their shoes on departure.

Earlier in September, the Philippines announced a ban on Hungarian pork imports due to swine fever, following bans imposed earlier by several other countries.

ADVERTISEMENT

Design Terminal Demo Day approaches Competition

Design Terminal Demo Day approaches

ÁKK sells HUF 42.5 bln of securities at auction, over plan Debt

ÁKK sells HUF 42.5 bln of securities at auction, over plan

Majority of people in Czechia say state's response to epidemic "adequate" World

Majority of people in Czechia say state's response to epidemic "adequate"

A-Híd wins Chain Bridge tender City

A-Híd wins Chain Bridge tender

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.