Spread of ASF in Volgograd Region Explained

16 April 2012, at 9:11am

RUSSIA - The veterinary service for the Voronezh and Volgograd regions has investigated the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Volgograd region to try and establish a source.

According to information received, the spread of ASF was likely due to economic activity, which included local farms trading and slaughtering animals from and in the Golubinskaya Kalachevskyi area.

Another focus of the disease originated in the meat market in the town of Kalach-on-Don. Here, pork was washed with water, which, along with food waste, went to feed the pigs.

Three days later, a dead pig was confirmed with ASF.