Russia Again Hit by ASF Outbreak

by 5m Editor
9 December 2010, at 8:26am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported yet another outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the Volgogradskaya Oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 45 on Tuesday, 7 December.

According to the report, the outbreak took place at a village called Serafimovichskiy on 20 November. A total of 60 animals were found susceptible, out of which 26 cases were identified. All affected animals died as a result of the disease. The remaining 33 animals were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak is still under investigation.

Further Reading

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