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The current measures did not help. Swine fever is spreading more and more in Slovakia

Source: TASR / Pavol Remias

TREBISHOV – African swine fever (AMO) continues to spread in Slovakia. The destruction of pigs in the Guard in the Trebisov district, where the first case of infection in Slovakia was confirmed, also did not help. State veterinarians confirmed another case yesterday in a neighboring village, but do not yet know where the insidious infection came from. The village plans to take the same measures as recently in Strážné.

According to the State Veterinary and Food Administration, the second case was confirmed in a dead pig in the village of Velek Kamenetz. "The sample was sent for laboratory examination to the National Reference Laboratory for AMO of the Zvolen Veterinary Institute as part of the African swine fever monitoring and monitoring program. The pig died over the weekend, on 30 July 2019 it was confirmed that the cause of death was an infection with the African swine fever virus, i.e." said the vets on their site. According to them, the pig exhibits traditional AMO symptoms such as fever, musculoskeletal disorders or skin changes.

In pigs, there are also changes in the skin – bruising. Source:

"There were no pigs at the time of death at the holding. The first appearance is about 5.5 kilometers, about the total Slovak-Hungarian border about 4 kilometers, " explained that they were taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease. And so the pigs in the village will be expended and harmlessly removed at the Veterinary Institute. "We will destroy 68 pigs from 12 breeds in Velek Kamenetz on Friday (August 2nd)", as specified by the Director of the Regional Veterinary and Food Administration (RVPS), Stanislav Kovalik Trebisov. "The source of the disease is not yet clear, an epidemiological study is currently underway. Measures to ban pig production, as in Strazhna, will be adopted in the village of Velek Kamenets. " added at the end.

People should not be worried about the infection

The first case was published last week, confirmed on Thursday, July 25. On that day four pigs were killed from breeding. Then on Tuesday, July 30, they carried all the pigs into the village. "Blood samples were taken from pigs to determine if they were recurrent. have not been infected with the AMO virus. Following the meeting of the AMO expert group, it was recommended that RVPS Trebisov issue additional measures for the Strážna municipality, including a ban on pig breeding in the village. " write vets.


On the day of confirmation of the first case, they issued a 3-kilometer zone of the protection zone in the surrounding villages and a 10-kilometer zone of the observation zone. Currently, the villages of Veľký Kamenec, Malý Kamenec and Strážna are included in the protection zone. "The monitoring area includes municipalities: Viničky, Ladmovce, Zemplin, Streda n./B., Svatá María, Svinice, Rad part Hrušov, Svätý, Somotor, V. Horeš, M. Horeš, Pribeník + new: Borša, Bara, Klin over Bodrog, Chernochov,they said. "The AMO vaccine is not currently available worldwide and therefore animal protection is based, for example, on compliance with animal husbandry conditions – organic farm protection, hunting regulation, control of trade in live animals and their products, etc." They reported.

At the beginning of the week they spent all the pigs in Strážna. Source: TASR / Diana Semanova

The disease is not transmitted to humans. But when a person consumes a product from a contaminated animal, it can become a carrier. In pork products that do not undergo any heat treatment or only low-temperature treatment, the virus can survive for one year. Therefore, a person can transmit the virus to an animal without knowing it. The infection is also spread through feed, straw, ticks or vehicles. The disease is incurable, fatal, and if one pig becomes infected, all breeding is destroyed, which means a great economic loss for the breeders.

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