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Classical Swine Fever Outbreak in Colombia

by 5m Editor
5 March 2014, at 5:38am

COLOMBIA - The Colombian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of classical swine fever at a pig farm in Cesar, affecting semi-confined backyard pigs that came into contact with pigs affected by other outbreaks.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 6 on Tuesday, 4 March.

A total of seven pigs showed signs of susceptibility, out of which one case and death was reported. The remaining six pigs were destroyed.

Introduction of new live animals, contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering and fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.) have been identified as the main sources of the outbreaks.

In the administrative division of Cesar, a total of 20848 pigs have received vaccination.

Further Reading

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