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African Swine Fever Outbreak in Russia

by 5m Editor
27 January 2014, at 6:11am

RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Kaluzhskaya oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was sent an immediate notification on Friday, 24 January. According to the report, the outbreak was initially observed on 14 January and confirmed on 22 January.

On 22 January, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out at the Federal Scientific Institution, All-Russia Scientific Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov confirming the presence of the ASF virus.

According to the report, three pigs were found susceptible, out of which all three animals were found affected and two deaths were recorded. The remaining one pig was destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.