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Hog Cholera and ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russia

by 5m Editor
8 December 2010, at 5:48am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported five new outbreaks of classical swine fever.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 3 yesterday, 7 December. According to the report, the affected population comprises wild boar and swine.

In the case of wild boar, a total of 40 animals were found susceptible to the disease, out of which three were affected. All three animals were destroyed. As for swine, 1581 were found susceptible, out of which 138 were found affected. 133 of the animals died, and five were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

In the case of African swine fever, one outbreak has been reported in swine in the Volgogradskaya Oblast. A total of 60 animals were found susceptible to the disease, out of which 27 cases were identified. All animals have reportedly died, while 33 were destroyed.

Further Reading

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