Search for totem goes Wild expert for a firm fence
Brandenburg has fever in Germany is still so far the only confirmed cases of African swine. It should remain so. The efforts are enormous.
The highly contagious African swine fever has been detected in Brandenburg with seven dead wild pigs.
The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) in Greifswald confirmed on Thursday a further discovery of a beast that came out of the room, Neuzelle, in the Oder-Spree district. On Wednesday, the FLI was demonstrated in pigs the disease in five of the wild, which had also been in Neuzelle discovered. The first case of African swine fever in Germany had already occurred in the past week in pay döbern, in the district of Spree-Neiße. Brandenburg expects further finds.
Drones, hunters, and foresters sought on Thursday to totem Wild. In view of the core zone in a Radius of approximately three kilometers to the first site. According to the confirmed cases in Neuzelle, the Oder-Spree district, wants to expand in Eastern Brandenburg in this area, such as a circle speaker Mario Behnke announced in Beeskow. Two drones with thermal imaging cameras were on Thursday morning on the field in use. The district of Spree-Neiße expected on Monday Dog teams from lower Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate, which are trained to search for dead and injured wildlife.
Furthermore, it is approximately delimited in the first place of discovery of dead wild boar with swine fever within a Radius of up to 25 kilometers a vulnerable area in which restrictions apply to the use of agricultural and forestry land is prohibited. The core zone may not be entered also. For humans, the disease is harmless to pigs but deadly. Farmers are in worry. On Friday, the country’s farmers ‘ Association wants to inform about the Situation on the ground.
The German hunting Association has been calling for a more effective control of African swine fever. “A patchwork of rules and responsibilities must be prevented. The Virus knows no circuit, or the borders of countries,” stressed President Volker Böhning in a message. Also calls for incentives for increased hunting, because reduced wild pig populations more difficult the spread of the Virus. Hunter, the carcasses were looking for, or to take samples should be adequately compensated.
With a solid fence around the site can be controlled from the point of view of the wildlife biologists Konstantin Börner, the disease best. “In order for it to succeed according to the current condition, to keep the Situation in check,” said Börner, working at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and wildlife research in Berlin with the wild boar, the German press Agency. “It is important to keep as there are also in the foreseeable future, no vaccine – the period between the death of an infected animal, and the taking of measures as short as possible,” he said. The fences would have to be, stable and a real hurdle.