December 13, 2011


Russia's Voronezh Region lifts ASF quarantine


A quarantine due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) introduced in November in Russia's Voronezh Region has been lifted by the authorities, Yelena Demidenko, deputy head of the region's veterinary watchdog, said Monday (Dec 12).


ASF is a highly contagious disease affecting pigs and wild boars.


Earlier in 2011, cases of ASF were registered in the Krasnodar, Stavropol, Tver, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Kursk, Saratov and Orenburg regions.

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