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Finland considers a fence near Russian border

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Finland has decided to build a fence at the Russian border to prevent the penetration of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) to its territory, Russian business news site RBK reports quoting the Finnish publication Yle.

Finland will use wire netting for the fence to stop wild boar that could be infected with the ASFV. 

An ASFV episode has been registered in Russia 200 km off the Finland's border.

The Finland's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry noted it is yet to carry out a feasibility study of the fence to find out among other things if the fence may cause any potential harm to other animal species.