February 14, 2014

 

Russia's western regions confirm wild boar deaths due to ASF
 

 

A total of nine wild boar deaths were confirmed in the Rostov and Tula regions of western Russia due to African swine fever (ASF).

 

The Russian veterinary authority sent follow up report number one dated February 10 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) which describes the finding of three wild boars at Millerovsky in the Rostov region positive for the ASF virus on February 3.

 

The ASF virus was also found in six dead wild boars at a game husbandry farm near Argunovo in Tula on February 1, according to follow up report number four dated February 11.