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Outbreak of ASF Reported in Republic of Karelia

28 February 2012, at 10:40am

RUSSIA - African Swine Fever has been identified on a private farm in the republic of Karelia following the death of eight animals.

The study of pathological material taken from the dead pigs, revealed the presence of African Swine Fever, according to a report from the Russian veterinary authority, Rosselkhoznador.

Preliminary results of the investigation stated that the most likely source of infection is from pre-fabricated food waste from the district hospitals and kindergartens.

Are all the necessary arrangements have been made for the localisation of infection and prevention of further spread of the disease.