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Russia Identifies Nine New Outbreaks of ASF

by 5m Editor
6 August 2010, at 9:11am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reportted nine new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Rostovskaya.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 36 dated 5 August 2010.

A total of 119 cases were identified, while 4178 were showed signs of susceptibility to the ASF virus. A total of 33 deaths were recorded, and 842 of the animals were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains unidentified, and is currently under investigation.

According to the report, all direct immunofluorescence (DIF) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted at the Federal Scientific Institution, All-Russia Scientific Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology, Pokrov and Rostovskaya Regional Laboratory confirmed the presence of the ASF virus.

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