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Six commercial farms have been included in a 10km surveillance zone after the State Food and Veterinary Service diagnosed African swine fever in a pig farm situated in Jonava in Žeimiai village.

In addition to that, 36 wild boars infected with the fever have been found and killed in Jonava region alone in July.

African swine fever hot spots are rapidly growing in Kaišiadorys region where, this year, six cases have been detected in farms and 27 among wild boars. As a resul, all pigs in Kaišiadorys region are to be slaughtered as well.

In farms in Anykščiai region, four cases and have been detected this year, and one in Elektrėnai.

In various forests around Lithuania, the fever has been diagnosed in 176 wild boars this year.

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