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Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks Affect Farmed, Backyard Pigs

by 5m Editor
3 July 2014, at 7:10am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African swine fever in Smolensk Oblast and Pskov Oblast, affecting farmed as well as backyard pigs.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 16 on Wednesday, 2 July.

According to the latest report, a total of 23,414 pigs were involved, out of which 64 cases were reported. Out of the 64 affected animals, a total of 63 pigs were reportedly found dead, and the remaining one pig was destroyed.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.