AFRICAN SWINE FEVER - EUROPE (12): POLAND, LITHUANIA, LATVIA

Polish authorities have identified the country's 1st ever case of African swine fever (ASF) to be found in farm pigs, the chief veterinary officer said on Wednesday 23 Jul 2014. Previous cases of ASF, in wild boars, promoted Russia and China to impose restrictions on Polish pork exports, causing a fall in domestic pork prices.

"This is the 1st case of ASF in farm pigs in Poland. The area lies 3-6 km from the border with Belarus. About 200 farm pigs from the danger zone of 7 km (4.3 miles) around the county of Grodek may have to be put down. This is the same area where 9 cases of ASF in wild boars were identified earlier this year [2014].