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Two New Cases of ASF in Russia

19 January 2009

RUSSIA - The veterinary authorities have reported two new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The new cases are described in Follow-up Report No. 13 dated 16 January, and both involved wild species.

The first case was at an isolated farmstead on the Beshtaugorsky nature reserve at Mineralovodsky in Stavropol'skiy Kray. One animal in a group of 140 wild boar was affected.

Also in Stavropol'skiy Kray, at Debri reserve at Georgiyevsky, 10 wild boar of a group of 140 were affected. African swine fever was confirmed in seven of the 10 affected animals, all of which died. A further 11 animals were destroyed.

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