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African Swine Fever Pressing on in Russia

by 5m Editor
12 October 2009, at 11:38am

RUSSIA - Russian veterinary authorities continue to report the persistence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 2 on 6 October.

According to the report, there have been a total of sixteen cases of ASF in swine herds and one case in wild boars.

The origin of the outbreak is still under investigation.

Several measures have been applied to control the spread of the disease in the country. Some of these include:

  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Quarantine
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.
- Go to our previous news item on this story by clicking here.
- Find out more information on ASF by clicking here.