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FMD alert on the border with Bulgaria

The National Sanitary, Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) is in alert to prevent the contamination with the virus of foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD), or ‘Aph­tae epizooticae’ – the most dangerous animal disease – after Bulgarian authorities found three wild boars infected with FMD, Antena3 reports.“The main risk areas where the virus can enter the Romanian territory are the counties of Constanta, Tulcea, Calarasi, Giur­giu, Teleorman, Olt and Dolj,” reads an ANSVSA press release. The last case of FMD in Romania dates back from 1974. Bulgarian authorities found the FMD virus in three boars hunted in the Burgas region, two km from the border with Turkey.

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