Classical Swine Fever Recurs in Russia

by 5m Editor
26 November 2009, at 9:19am

RUSSIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported the recurrence of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in Russia.

The Russian veterinary authorities sent Follow-up Report No.1 to the OIE yesterday, 25 November. According to the report, the CSF outbreak has taken place in the Volgograd Oblast.

The disease is still prevalent, and the OIE is still not able to provide a date as to when the issue might be resolved. The report states that the countries wild boars have been affected.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined.

Three tests - direct immunofluorescence (DIF), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and virus isolation tests - were carried out, and all results pointed to the presence of the disease in the country.

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