Swine fever has appeared in western Poland, just kilometers away from the German border. Officials say the wild boar population is under control. But hunters express their doubts.
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Poland's economy is less affected by the pandemic and is recovering quicker from it. Small wonder German firms seek to tap into this growth potential, and aiming to profit from Poland's economic transformation ahead.
If the outbreak continues, it could cost Germany billions of euros in lost pork exports. Other countries have imposed restrictions before the first confirmed case in a farm. The illness is harmless to humans.
An infected boar has been discovered in the eastern state of Brandenburg, in Germany's first reported case of the virus. African swine fever transmits from wild boar to farmed pigs but isn't normally dangerous to humans.
Just days after a boar with African swine fever was found in Germany, the country's pork producers have been cut off from key Asian markets. Japan joined China, South Korea and Singapore in halting German pork imports.
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