African Swine Fever Found in Russia

30 December 2014, at 1:54am

RUSSIA - Last week, African swine fever virus was revealed at two pig fattening facilities of Agroresurs Voronezh LLC and Orelselprom CJSC located in Voronezh and Orel Regions.

In order to prevent the infection dissemination, headquarters were established to ensure 24/7 control over the situation at site and maintain constant information exchange with representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor, regional and municipal authorities, as well as other official bodies, according to Cherkizovo Group.

"We have complete control over the situation, said Aleksey Golubtsov, Chief Veterinary Officer of the enterprises.

"The both of infection focal points have been isolated now and are being eliminated. The virus was detected in a small number of animals intended for further breeding.

"Animal disease control measures were undertaken at all other pork facilities of the agricultural holding and showed no signs of African swine fever. This disease is spread among animals only and does not threaten human health."

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