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Russia Reports One New ASF Outbreak in Swine

by 5m Editor
24 March 2010, at 9:01am

RUSSIA - According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Russian veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

According to the OIE, the outbreak occured at a farm in Novoivanovskoye. Four animals were found to be killed by the ASF virus. A total of 2300 animals showed signs of susceptibility. No animals were destroyed or slaughtered.

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was conducted, thereby confirming the presence of the virus. The cause of the outbreak remains inconclusive, and is still under investigation.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on African swine fever (ASF) by clicking here.