Europe can't seem to control the African swine fever outbreak. So far this year, the disease has been found in 4800 wild pigs and farm animals - 700 more than 2017. Now the Polish government plans to help farmers fight the epidemic.
The current African swine fever crisis is an example of how dependent Germany is on China. If Chinese pig farmers cull their hogs the consequences are global, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Romania's food safety authority says Romania is facing its biggest outbreak of African swine fever since World War II. More than 123,000 animals have been slaughtered as a result of the outbreak so far.
The Scandinavian state hopes to stop German swine from crossing the border and ruining the economy. The border fence has attracted considerable criticism, for practical as well as political reasons.
It's a virus that kills pigs and stays contagious in the ground for years. Those are two of the most important facts about African swine fever. Here's more.
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