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African Swine Fever Outbreak Affects More Wild Boars

21 May 2014

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African Swine Fever Activity in area shown from January 2010 - PROMED/HealthMap

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of African swine fever in Smolenskaya oblast, affecting wild boars.

According to follow-up report no. 11 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 20 May, carcasses of wild boars (mummified remains) were found on the territory of the tract “Lutnoye” near the village “Znamenka” on 15 May 2014.

Laboratory studies confirmed that the wild boars were infected with African swine fever virus. The carcasses were incinerated.

A total of four animals were reportedly found dead as a result of the ASF virus.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

ThePigSite News Desk

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