"All pigs in east Abkhazia should be killed"
According to the head of the Abkhaz veterinary service all pigs in the
eastern part of Abkhazia need to be put down, in order to prevent African Swine
Fever from spreading.
Erik Anshba made his comments after two new cases of African Swine Fever
(ASF) were reported in the autonomous region of Abkhazia, in the North of
Georgia, the beginning of this week. Russian veterinary experts, he said, are in
the region to follow the situation.
were the latest in a series that commenced in April this year and carried on
well into the summer. ASF, usually a disease that only prevails south of the
Sahara, was reported in 52 out of 65 districts in Georgia.
30,000 pigs died and a total of 22,000 pigs had to be
De facto Abkhaz authorities there were
quick to blame Georgia for the outbreak, claiming the virus spread to Abkhazia
from Tbilisi-controlled upper Kodori Gorge.
representatives allege Georgians intentionally threw dead, infected pigs into
the Enguri River, the de facto boundary between secessionist-controlled and
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