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Slovakia on alert due to African swine fever in Czech Republic

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African swine fever
Disease   Extraordinary measures

Slovakia is on alert due to the current outbreak of African swine fever in the Czech Republic, Zuzana Peiger Acjakova from the Slovak Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry said.

"Slovakia is on alert. Slovakia's State Veterinary and Food Administration is carrying out extraordinary measures in regions close to the Czech Republic and Ukraine," said the official, adding that African swine fever is a very serious problem.

"The public might not realise the importance of the intense struggle in which the Agriculture Ministry, pig breeders and the hunting community are involved.

"However, the activities that our veterinary inspectors are carrying out in the field can be understood by anyone who has witnessed the slaughter of millions of animals affected by this disease at farms abroad," added Acjakova.

The State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic reported last Wednesday that it had recorded the first cases of a confirmed outbreak of African swine fever in an area beyond fences in the so-called red zone of the contaminated area in Zlin region.

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