October 18, 2013

 

Russia reports more ASF outbreaks across the country
 

 

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report from the Russian veterinary authorities of eleven further outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) across several regions in the country affecting wild boars and pigs.

 

The report received on October 15 stated that a total of 882 pigs were found susceptible, out of which 68 cases were reported. A total of 56 deaths were recorded, and 455 animals were slaughtered.

 

In the case of wild boars, six animals were found to be affected out of which one death was reported. The remaining boar was taken to slaughter.

 

The source of the ASF outbreaks remains inconclusive.