Zlín governor declares state of emergency over African swine fever

31-07-2017

The regional governor for Zlín, Jiří Čunek, has declared a state of emergency in the region to try and isolate and prevent the spread of African swine fever. The outbreak of the disease among wild boar is largely concentrated in a 20 square kilometer area; one measure to be taken will be the instalation of 45 kilometre-long electric fencing to keep infected animals in.