Russia Reports Twelve ASF Outbreaks

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.
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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.

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