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More African Swine Fever in Russian Wild Boar, Domestic Pigs

4 August 2014, at 12:29am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African Swine Fever in the regions of Tula and Kaluzhskaya in the southwest of the country - two in wild boar and one in domestic pigs.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 23 on 1 August.

According to the report, there were three outbreaks of African swine fever between 9 and 25 July.

The first was in Slobodka in Tula, where three dead wild boar tested positive for the virus.

On 11 July, four dead wild boar tested positive for the virus at Zajceva gora in Kaluzhskaya.

Five pigs out of a village herd of 39 animals died on 25 July at Foshnya in Kaluzhskaya.

No animals have been destroyed and/or slaughtered.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.