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November 23, 2011

 

Russia's Krasnodar Region reports new African swine fever outbreak

 

 

A new case of African swine fever has been found in Krasnodar Region's Starominsky District, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight said Tuesday (Nov 22).

 

There are currently around 112 pigs being held at the farm, where the strain of the disease was found.

 

Previously, African swine fever was reported in the region's Starominsky, Pavlovsky, Slavyansky, Primorsko-Akhtarsky, and Bryukhovetsky districts in late October.

 

The African swine fever virus, or ASFV, is a contagious viral disease, which is potentially lethal to pigs and boars. ASFV poses no health risk to humans, according to the World Organization of Animal Health.

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