Germany warns with signs against swine fever

Germany warns with signs against swine fever

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Along the A6 motorway in the German state of Baden-Württemberg appear soon signs warning against the spread of African swine fever. Also in other states necessary precautions shall be taken against an outbreak of the disease.

This has landbouwminister Peter Hauk (CDU) of Baden-Württemberg.

The infectious disease prevails in the Baltic states and Poland. Also, there are cases reported in the Czech republic and Romania. In Germany are no reports yet known, but the behavior of people can be the risk of an outbreak increase, according to Hauk.

“Our experts assume that the travel behavior of people is a deciding factor for further spread,” he says. Along the highways with gas stations and refreshment points much leftover food thrown away by wild boar to be eaten. As a result, the danger of rapid spread.

The disease is for people not dangerous, but for pigs and wild boars can be deadly.

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