African Swine Fever Kills Wild Boar

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Moskovskaya oblast in which one wild boar was killed.
calendar icon 28 January 2014
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 1 on Monday, 27 January.

Control of wildlife reservoirs, quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening and disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s) are some of the control measures that have been applied to control the situation.

According to the report, the affected wild boar was tested via a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on 20 January at the Federal Scientific Institution, All-Russia Scientific Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov. The test deduced the presence of the ASF virus.

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