African swine fever found in southern Belgium

The southern county of Dambovita, Belgium has reported its first ASF outbreak.

The discovery of two wild boars found dead near the town of Etalle has sparked calls for a mass cull to contain the disease.

Neighboring countries, The Netherlands and France, have been put on high alert. Belgium has begun restricting animal movements within the 243-square-mile region in the south of the country and has banned hunting of wild boars until mid-October 2018.