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More Classical Swine Fever in Latvia

30 November 2012

LATVIA - Classical Swine Fever has been reported three farms in south east Latvia from Dr Maris Balodis, Chief Veterinary Officer & Director General, Food and Veterinary Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Riga, Latvia.

The fever pertains to counties of Dagda and Kraslavas where the parishes of Piedrujas and Svarinu have had a total of six cases from a total of sixteen susceptible animals.

One pig death has occurred although no animals have been destroyed due to the disease meaning a mortality rate of 37.5 per cent.

Measures employed to help control the outbreak have so far been control of wildlife reservoirs, movement control inside the country, screening and zoning as vaccination is prohibited. A measure yet to go ahead is the disinfection of infected premises.

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