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Russia Reports Twelve ASF Outbreaks

by 5m Editor
15 October 2013, at 7:00am

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported 12 new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) across various regions around the country, affecting wild boars and pigs.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 102 on Monday, 14 October.

According to the report, out of 798 susceptible pigs, 28 cases were reported. A total of 14 deaths were discovered. 781 pigs were slaughtered as a result of the outbreaks.

In the case of wild boars, a total of nine animals were found affected, while seven deaths were recorded. The remaining two boars were slaughtered.

To date, the OIE and/or the country's veterinary authorities have not been able to determine the source of all the outbreaks that have occurred since September 2009.