Three CSF Outbreaks Reported in Russia

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in wild boar (sus scrofa).
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday (15 February). According to the report, the causal agent of the disease is the classical swine fever virus, which was first detected on 23 January, and confirmed on 8 February.

The first case is reported to have taken place at the Mityahinskoe hunting unit in Volgogradskaya on 23 January. Three cases have been reported.

The second and third outbreaks occured on 2 February at Sosnovskoye hunting unit and Kumylzhensky state wildlife reserve in Volgogradskaya respectively. Six cases of the outbreak were observed in wild boar at the hunting unit. Out of the six cases, five animals were destroyed.

The cause of the outbreak remains unknown. The disease was diagnosed at the All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGI-ARRIAH) and the Federal Scientific Institution, All-Russia Scientific Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov. In all cases, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and virus isolation tests were conducted, thereby, confirming the presence of the CSF virus.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Classical Swine Fever (CSF) by clicking here.
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