Tula, Bryansk Report More African Swine Fever in Wild Pigs

19 February 2014, at 12:18am

RUSSIA - A total of 18 wild boar in the regions of Tula and Bryansk in south-western Russia tested positive for the African Swine Fever virus in the first week of February, writes Jackie Linden.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 6 dated 18 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Three wild boar were found dead on 6 February at the State wildlife reserve, Kletnyansky, near Lugovka in the region of Bryansk. Subsequent laboratory studies confirmed that the animals were infected with African Swine Fever Virus.

On 7 February, 13 wild boar were shot at Milinskoye gaem park near the village of Milino in Tula region. The animals were sampled and laboratory studies confirmed that these wild boar too were infected with African Swine Fever Virus.