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Swine fever, what the plan studied by the Capitol provides

Securing the bins most at risk is the top priority, entrusted to Ama. It will then be essential to increase the surveillance in the parks near the gates of the red zone and the protection of the same, established by the regional ordinance. The Capitol runs for cover to stem the emergency linked to the swine fever that is spreading among the wild boars that populate the city countryside and too often also visit the waste bins in the neighborhoods inside the Raccordo.

Tuesday 10 May a meeting of the special table involving all the actors called to intervene on the subject: Department of Environmental Protection and Public Works of the Campidoglio, Lazio Region, local police, civil protection, representatives of the municipalities most at risk (XIII, XIV, XV ). At the center of the discussion is the plan to be launched after the ordinance issued by the Pisana. A series of measures to be taken to curb the spread of the viral disease and prevent culling, a last resort which, however, has not been excluded from the range of actions.

What does the order of the Lazio Region provide

How to act on the bins

The priority is precisely to surround the red zone as quickly as possible. And make sure that the bins do not act as a magnet for ungulates. Such as? We initially thought of real fences, a complicated option with too long intervention times. You need to move quickly. Three options are available: move the bins from the street to the condominium courtyards where possible, replace the plastic nerds with metal nerds, more difficult to overturn, or, another possibility, set up mobile pitches, with trucks, Ama operators and a time slot determined for collection.

Starting from today Ama with the municipalities involved will carry out inspections on the territory, to evaluate the necessary interventions. Approximately 500 bin positions have been mapped, of which 300 are considered “emergency”. The streets most at risk would be via dell’Acqua Traversa and via Italo Panattoni, in town hall XIV, and via del Fontanile Nuovo in town hall XIV. Always Ama will proceed with the communication and information activities to the citizens, with signs that will be placed on the street regarding the prohibitions and changes related to waste collection.

Cases of swine fever

Meanwhile, fourteen carcasses of dead wild boars were found on Monday 9 May, with two suspected positive cases of African swine fever. After the first detected in the capital on 5 May, the suspected cases still come from the Insugherata park. As explained by the Lazio Region, the 14 ungulate carcasses found in the Rome area are all negative and are all within the Grande Raccordo Anulare. The cases refer to the same area as case 0, with the samples sent to the Zooprophylactic Institute of Perugia for definitive confirmation, from where the final results are expected.

The same “infected area” defined as “provisional” within the municipality of Rome is therefore confirmed, that is the one identified by the operational group of experts who are working to verify the presence, after the first case recorded in an ungulate coming from the reserve of the Insugherata, of animals affected by the virus. The Lazio region took steps to establish the consequent measures to be taken with a special order signed on 7 May by President Nicola Zingaretti. The order now follows the plan put in place by the Municipality of Rome. The culling hypothesis, which is animating the protest of the environmental movements, endorsed by the Lazio Region itself, has been set aside for the moment. We expect to understand the fruits that the Capitol plan will bring.

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