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Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported

by 5m Editor
17 January 2011, at 12:36am

RUSSIA - African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in the Black Sea region and the western region of St Petersburg.

The authorities have sent Follow Up Report No. 47 dated 14 January to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes two outbreaks of ASF that started last month. The first started on 10 December at the settlement of Volodarsky in Leningrad Oblast. Of a village herd of 55 pigs, 35 died and the rest have been destroyed.

The second outbreak started on 25 December in the village of Krasnogvardeyskoye in the region of Stavropolskiy Kray. On a farm of 9,029 pigs, 169 died and 4,232 were destroyed. The source of infection is under investigation but the federal highway is 500 metres away from the village of Krasnogvardeysky. The authorities are applying the measures for stopping and eliminating the infection and preventing the spread.

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