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African Swine Fever Outbreak in Torzhok

by 5m Editor
3 June 2011, at 9:15am

RUSSIA - Pigs were found dead in a pig farm situated in the territory of one of the penal colonies in Torzhok, the Tver Oblast.

In the course of testing of pathological material taken from dead or emergency slaughtered pigs the specialists of the All-Russia Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology (VNIIVViM) of the Rosselkhozacademy detected ASFV genetic material.

Now the swine population of the farm is 80 pigs, 53 pigs were dead and destroyed, and 120 pigs were emergency slaughtered.

At the moment, all the necessary measures are taken in full in the site of the outbreak; the official investigation aimed at detection of infection routes is being carried out.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on African swine fever by clicking here.

5m Editor