First case of PSA in Italy a Ovada in the province of Alessandria, where the fearsome virus was found on a wild boar carcass. Following the official announcement of the news, the Ministry of Health immediately activated to communicate to the OIE and the European Commission the positivity of the sample so as to activate the measures of the protocol to hinder the spread of the virus.
For the MEP Marco Dreosto, which for some time had launched attention to the problem, it is an almost inevitable finding "unfortunately at national level little or no action has been taken in the field of prevention: now, at EU level, the principle of regionalization based on EU regulation 605/2021, which provides for the identification of the critical area and related restrictions.
The priority is now to activate protocols to counter the spread of the disease and at the same time protect the national pig sector, which could seriously suffer from the blocking of the export of meat ". In fact, for Dreosto, importing third countries such as China, Australia, Brazil and India, unlike those in Europe, USA or Japan, may not recognize the principle of regionalization, adopting stricter restrictions, with consequent heavy repercussions on a national scale.