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Emergency measures established as Greece confirms first ASF outbreak


Greece detected its first case of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the north of the country this week, agriculture ministry officials announced yesterday evening (6 February).

The infected pig was found in a small farm in Serres, a region of northern Greece close to the border with Bulgaria and North Macedonia, the ministry said, adding that the trade of pork meat from the area had been banned. All 31 pigs on the farm have been culled. It was the first case of African swine fever recorded in Greece, agriculture ministry officials said.

Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis told reporters that the government had taken a series of measures to contain it.
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