January 23, 2013

 

ASF believed to have spread from Georgia into Russia
 

 

The African swine fever has came from Georgia into Russia, according to Russian Rospotrebnadzor director and chief sanitary inspector, Gennady Onishchenko.

 

"The so-called African swine plague came to us from Georgia. Unfortunately, it is still there and is inflicting massive economic damage," Onishchenko said.

 

In April 2012, Onishchenko said African swine fever or ASF had been brought to Russia deliberately.

 

"It first got into Ossetia and then into the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories. There are indications that this situation was created artificially. It's economic sabotage. The Krasnodar Territory has not been able to resolve this problem for three years," he said, adding that there were US military doctors in Georgia.