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Russia Reports First ASF on a Pig Farm

by 5m Editor
1 October 2009, at 9:33am

RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have reported a new case of African swine fever (ASF) on a pig farm to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The Russian veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No. 1 dated 30 September to OIE.

The report describes a case of ASF at Krasnoyarskaya in the region of Rostov. It started on 27 September. Five animals from a herd of 2,791 animals became ill (and were subsequently destroyed) and four died. The farm is described as a 'closed joint stock company'.

The presence of the ASF virus has since been confirmed.

The first case of in the latest outbreak of ASF in the country – in wild boars – was reported to OIE earlier this week.

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