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More ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russia

19 January 2015

RUSSIA - Over the last month, five new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been detected by the Russian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance service. Almost 36,000 domestic pigs have been culled in addition to four wild boar.

The outbreaks were reported in the west of the country in the Orlovskaya, Voronezhskaya and Kurskaya regions.

In total, 1,140 cases were found on farms, leading to the death of 37,058 pigs, and four cases in wild boar.

Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

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