African swine fever (ASF) was ascertained after testing samples of a hunted wild boar in Alytus district, the State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) has informed. This is the seventh ASF case in wild boar population in Lithuania and second in Alytus district this year detected in wild animals.
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As the animal was hunted within the infection zone, the VMVT will not impose additional supervision or restriction area in the surrounding territory.

The VMVT informed the European Commission and responsible veterinary services of the European Union member states and neighbouring countries about the case.

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