Fagersta resident on swine fever outbreak: ”Hold on and hope for the best”

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  • The small Swedish town of Fagersta, Västmanland County, has been at the epicentre of the recent outbreak of African swine fever.

  • All activities in an area of forest around 1000 square kilometers in the counties of Västmanland and Dalarna have been off limits since Friday following the discovery of dead wild boar.

  • We spoke to local resident William, who thinks the restrictions are necessary to prevent 'catastrophic consequences', while Ann-Louise says she's been having trouble sleeping.