Russia Reports Two New Outbreaks of ASF

by 5m Editor
10 February 2011, at 9:31am

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

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 50 on Tuesday, 8 February. The affected population comprises swine and wild boar.

In total, 476 swine were found susceptible, out of which 106 cases were reported. The mortality rate was found to be 100 per cent, while the remaining 370 were destroyed. In the case of wild boars, one case was identified. The animal was destroyed.

The source of the outbreak is still under investigation.

According to the OIE, the tract Chutkhale in the Teuchezhsky district of the Adygeya Republic is located 5 km to the west of the hamlet Chabanov and 20 km to the south of the hamlet Shevchenko.

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