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On September 14th, the OIE official report of the 1st ASF case in Belgium was released, confirming our previous report. On Saturday, 15th, the Federal Agriculture minister confirmed three new cases in the same area of the initial report, identified in wild boars found dead in the city of Etalle (Luxembourg province), near the border with France.
Although it has not been officially reported to the OIE yet, preliminary reports indicate that ASF has been
confirmed in two wild boars near the southern village of Étalle, in the province of Luxembourg, which is
located 8 miles (12 km) from the border with France and 11 miles (17 km) from Luxembourg. It appears to
have jumped a considerable distance from previously affected countries, about 300 miles (500 km) from the
border with the Czech Republic, 500 miles from Hungary, and 750 miles (1,200 km) from the border with
Romania (approximate distances). The Belgian authorities report they are working to prevent the possible
spread of the disease among wild boar and onto pig farms.