March 23, 2010

 

Russia reports three new ASF outbreaks

 
 

The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three new cases of African swine fever (ASF).

 

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a follow-up report on the ASF situation in Russia on Friday, 19 March 2010.

 

According to the report, two outbreaks occurred in the Rostovskaya region, bordering Ukraine. In both cases, the affected population consists of wild boars. While in the first case (March 14, 2010), two animals were affected, three were affected in the second outbreak, which occurred on March 16.

 

The other outbreak occurred at a village in Krasnodarsky Kray. Seven cases/deaths were found in swine. 480 animals were found to be susceptible to the disease.

 

The cause of the outbreaks is still under investigation.