Germany confirms first case of African swine fever in wild boar

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A case of African swine fever (ASF), a severe viral disease, has been confirmed in a wild boar near the German-Polish border in the country’s eastern state of Brandenburg, Germany’s agriculture minister said.

African swine fever is a contagious disease that affects mainly pigs and wild boar, leading to high mortality.

It must be noted here that the disease is not dangerous to human beings. Some nations even impose import bans from regions where it has been discovered, even in non-farm wild boars.