The second outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in Lithuania.
© Reuters/Scanpix

The virus had been found in two pigs in a private farm in the district of Utena, the State Food and Veterinary Service said in a press release.

The first outbreak was reported on July in a major pig farming complex in north-east of the country.

The second outbreak was found at a distance of 18 kilometers from the first source.

The Ministry of Agriculture says the pigs in Utena were treated with antibiotics, but later they died. After testing the samples of the dead pigs, African swine fever was detected.

At present, veterinary specialists are counting livestock and taking samples for laboratory tests within the radius of three and ten kilometres. Having received the results of the tests, farmers will be recommended to slaughter their pigs.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Baltic Prime ministers agree on need to speed up Rail Baltica project

The three Baltic prime ministers agreed in Riga on Wednesday on the need to accelerate the...

New flight from Vilnius to London Southend introduced

Ryanair announced a new Vilnius route to London Southend , with a three times weekly service...

Parliament overturn presidential veto on forest land purchase cap

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday did not back Gitanas Nauseda's proposal to discard a bill...

Post-independence leader asks Amazon to stop sale of Soviet-themed goods

Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis on Thursday called on the US...

Vilnius court to rule on Russian oil contamination suspect's appeal against arrest

The Vilnius Regional Court is expected to rule on Thursday on an appeal by Roman Ruzhechko , a...