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Three New Outbreaks of ASF Reported in Russia

by 5m Editor
5 September 2011, at 8:55am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three new outbreaks of African swine fever in wild boars and pigs.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 65 on Friday, 2 September. According to the report, all three outbreaks took place in Tverskaya.

In the case of wild boar, two cases were identified, indicating a 100 per cent apparent case fatality rate. In the case of swine, 168 animals were found susceptible, out of which 6 cases were identified. 162 animals were destroyed.

The cause of the outbreak is under investigation.