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More ASF Outbreaks in Russia

by 5m Editor
30 June 2010, at 9:48am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF).

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 32 yesterday, 29 June.

According to the report, both outbreaks took place at villages in Rostovskya. The first outbreak took place on 20 June where 13 animals were found infected and 752 were found susceptible to the ASF virus.

The other outbreak occured on 21 June where five cases were identified and 140 showed signs of susceptibility.

In total, 18 ASF cases were identified, and 892 animals were found susceptible to the virus. A total of 488 animals were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

Further Reading

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