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Russia Reports African Swine Fever in Wild Boar

by 5m Editor
30 September 2009, at 12:34pm

RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in two wild boar to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The Russian veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 25 September to OIE.

It reports ASF in two wild boar at Karakol game holding at Tarumovsky in the Republic of Dagestan. The Republic is on the far south-west of the country, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The two animals were found dead on 11 September.

The cause of death has been confirmed as ASF.

The last occurrence of the disease in Russia was in June 2009.

Further Reading

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