More Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities Rosselkhoznador have reported new cases of African swine fever in the Belgorod, Volgograd and Moscow regions.
calendar icon 16 July 2013
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In the Belgorod district the case was found in samples taken from dead pigs on a private farm in the Krasnogvardeyskoe region.

The 14 pigs on the farm were destroyed and the carcases burned together with the pig housing.

In Volgograd, the outbreak was discovered on a private farm in the village of Ust Khoperskaya part of the Ust Khoper settlement in Serafimovichesky district.

The disease was found in samples taken from dead pigs and the veterinary authorities put the control measures for the disease in place.

The final cases were found on another private farm in the Bolshoya Sestra (Big Sister) village in the Osheykinovsky rural settlement in the Lotoshinsky district of Moscow. In this incident the disease was found in two piglets.

Samples were also taken from four dead wild boar found in the Voronisky and Pershamaisky forests in the Klin district of Moscow.

The Russian veterinary authority Rosselkhoznador said that there had been to date seven outbreaks in the Moscow region, including two in the Lotoshinsky district among wild boar and domestic pigs, two in the Klin district in wild boar and three in the Volokolamsk district in wild boar.

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