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Case of African Swine Fever in Germany will not impact Ireland

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 15, 2020
IFA Pig Committee Chairman Tom Hogan said the confirmation of ASF in Germany brings the total number of European countries with positive cases to 12.
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Tom Hogan called on all pig farmers on both sides of the Irish border to heighten the already robust levels of biosecurity on their pig farms.

Topics: African Swine Fever Germany Ireland

The IFA has worked closely with Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) over the past two years to increases surveillance at points of entry into Ireland and to increase awareness among the general public of the risks of bringing potential ASF infected material into the country.

Tom Hogan also called on the Dept to increase their efforts in light of this wake-up call in Germany.

While this is a terrible blow for the pig farmers of Germany, it should be remembered that ASF has no health implications for humans.