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ASF Outbreak in Russia Affects Wild Boar

by 5m Editor
10 July 2013, at 7:58am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported yet another outbreak of African swine fever, affecting wild boar ("sus scrofa" or Suidae) populations in the federal subject of Yaroslavl Oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a hendredth follow-up report on Tuesday, 9 July. The ASF outbreaks have been going on since September 2009.

According to the report, a total of 90 boars were found susceptible, out of which one case and death was reported. No animals were destroyed.

While contact with wild species has been identified as the most probable cause of the outbreaks, the OIE is unable to determine the main cause(s) of all the outbreaks.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct immunofluorescence (DIF) tests were conducted, all confirming the presence of the ASF virus in the region.

The following map indicates the locations of the outbreaks: