Ombenning is located between fields and forests in the Västmanland countryside, in the middle of the infected zone for swine fever. Many in the village have noticed the wild boars that move between the village and the main town of Fagersta.
Soon, the Swedish Board of Agriculture will start erecting an electric fence, which will prevent suspected infected wild boars within a 100 square kilometer area from spreading swine fever further. Exactly how the electric fence will be drawn is still uncertain, but the villagers expect that they will be affected.
"We won't be able to go out into the woods and pick up a Christmas tree this year," says Belinda Wahlfeldt.
"Circle around the boars"
Katharina Gielen, infection control manager at the Swedish Board of Agriculture, described it at Monday's press conference as making a circle around wild boars in forests and fields where the animals live.
"The point is to lock up wild boars, not humans. We will not put fences over gardens, streets and squares," she said, adding:
"If you don't live or move around on the outskirts of the area, you won't notice it.
In the clip, Belinda and several other villagers react to the news of the confinement and how it will affect them.
How electric fencing will help stop the outbreak of African swine fever in Fagersta
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"Then there will be no pang pang" – hear Lars Björk, Hunters' Association Västmanland, about the plan to stop swine fever in Fagersta. Photo: Hyppenbennings hunting team and Audrey Erath/SVT