- Title: GERMANY: SWINE-FEVER OUTBREAK
- Date: 19th January 1998
- Summary: LUESCHE, GERMANY (JANUARY 19, 1998) (RTV) 1. LV EXTERIOR OF FARM WHERE 312 PIGS WERE CULLED; PAN TO SIGN WARNING OF SWINE FEVER 0.11 2. LV ZOOM IN NEARBY FARM 0.26 3. SLV INTERIOR OF FARM BARN PAN RIGHT TO DOOR WITH NO ENTRY SIGN 0.34 4. SLV FARMER ALFONS BUERMANN WALKING, SCU BUERMAN SAYING IF HE HAS TO KILL ALL HIS PIGS, IT WILL TAKE HIM YEARS TO RECOVER FROM THE FINANCIAL IMPACT (GERMAN) (2 SHOTS) 1.05 5. HAS PIGS IN PENS ON FARM (3 SHOTS) 1.24 6. LV PAN FARM BUILDINGS 1.32 BUKUM, GERMANY (JANUARY 19, 1998) (RTV) 7. SCU ASSISTANT MAYOR OF NEARBY TOWN SAYING THAT THIS NEW OUTBREAK OF SWINE FEVER SHOWS THAT HYGIENE IS NOT ENOUGH AND THAT EUROPEAN UNION POLICIES ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT WORKING AND THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PROGRAMME OF VACCINATION. (GERMAN) 1.56 OLDENBURG, GERMANY (JANUARY 19, 1998) (RTV) 8. MV LABORATORY INTERIOR; WOMAN WHEELS TROLLEY OF BLOOD SAMPLES INTO ROOM/ SCU STACKS OF BLOOD SAMPLES ; TRAY OF BLOOD SAMPLES ;WOMAN SORTS BLOOD SAMPLES (4 SHOTS) 2.28 Initials S3 P3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: LUESCHE, BUKUM AND OLDENBURG, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:29
- Story Text: - INTRO: Farm authorities have slaughtered more than three hundred pigs and are planning to kill thousands more after they discovered a new outbreak of swine fever at a farm in the German state of Lower Saxony.
State agriculture ministry spokesman Manfred Rosinke said 312 pigs at a farm in Luesche had been slaughtered, with a further 1,012 pigs being slaughtered at farms that had had contact with the newly affected site.
Rosinke said that the scale of the outbreak was less than authorities had originally feared, and he considered it unlikely that the European Union would impose a ban on exports of German pork.
He said cooperation among the federal states in containing the outbreak had been excellent, making it hard to justify an export ban.
EU veterinary authorities will discuss the swine fever outbreak on Wednesday (January 21).
An aide to EU Farm Commissioner Franz Fischler said at the weekend an export ban was possible if Germany failed to control the outbreak by Wednesday.
The latest cull in Lower Saxony follows an outbreak of the highly infectious disease last week at a farm in the northeast state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where authorities said it would be necessary to cull 62,000 animals.
Precautionary culls of over 20,000 pigs have also begun in Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein, which had received animals from the affected site in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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