It was earlier this week that the Swedish Agricultural Agency chose to block off a large area near Fagersta after seven dead wild boars were found in the area. After sampling, it was established that the wild boars were infected with the disease African swine fever. African swine fever is a viral disease that only affects pigs and wild boar. African swine fever is harmless to humans and other animals.
Avoid meat from these countries
Now the Swedish Agency for Agriculture wants help from the public to prevent the infection from spreading further, including by not throwing away food scraps in nature but also to avoid buying meat from a number of countries where African swine fever has occurred, writes The evening paper. These countries are:
– African swine fever is found in many countries and the infection can move very far. That’s why you shouldn’t buy home, for example, sausages from a country where the infection is spreading, he says Lena Hellqvist BjörnerotSweden’s official chief veterinarian at the Swedish Agency for Agriculture to Aftonbladet.
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