Bosnia Bans Import Of Swine, Its Products From Serbia, Due To Suspicion Of African Swine Fever

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) – After suspecting that there are pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) in Serbia, the Veterinary Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), temporarily forbidden the imports of swine meat and its products from the country.

The office explained that, the temporary ban includes import of domestic and wild pigs, their meat, as well as, products originating from pigs that have not been treated in a way to safely destroy the ASF.

Measures at the border have been reinforced, in terms of more detailed documentation, the office confirmed.

All measures have been taken, and pig holders are informed to strengthen bio-security measures, to prevent the onset of the fever in BiH.

The Veterinary Office of BiH also pointed out that, there is no need to panic, as they have taken all measures to prevent the possibility of this dangerous virus appearing in BiH.

It added that, if the people notice something suspicious, they should respond immediately and contact the nearest veterinary institution.

The ban will be in force until official information has been received from the authorities in Serbia, confirming the elimination of the disease.– NNN-AGENCIES