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Russia Reports Three New Cases of ASF

by 5m Editor
16 January 2009, at 8:39am

RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have sent two new reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) regarding three new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Follow-on Reports 11 and 12 were sent to OIE on 13 and 14 January, respectively.

Report No. 11 covers an outbreak in a herd of 2500 pigs one a commercial farm at Rostovanovskoye, Kursky, Stavropol'skiy Kray, where 125 pigs died.

Report No. 12 covers two new cases of ASF. The first was at Plastunka, Khostinsky, Krasnodarskiy Kray. Ten pigs from a village herd of 265 pigs showed symptoms of the disease. Two died and the other eight sick pigs were destroyed. The other case involved one wild pig at El'brussky, Kabardino-Balkarskaya Resp. The veterinary authority commented that the region shares a border with the Abkhazia Autonomous Republic (Georgia), which has not been ASF-free since 2007. The migration of wild boars is known to take place during the autumn and winter.

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