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Three Outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever in Russia

by 5m Editor
19 April 2012, at 6:28am

RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, has reported three new outbreaks of classical swine fever in Volgogradskaya Oblast and Smolenskaya Oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report N. 15 yesterday, 18 April. The affected populations consist of pigs and wild boar.

A total of 30 pigs were found susceptible, out of which 4 cases were reported. The affected animals were found dead. No pigs were destroyed.

In the case of wild species, 23 animals showed signs of susceptibility. Two cases were reported, wherein both animals were found dead.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on classical swine fever by clicking here.