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Armenia reports new case of African Swine Fever

Armenia has reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever, according to reports of the International Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The farm is located in the region of North Yerevan. Information was submitted at March 13 by Dr Grisha Baghiyan, CVO, State Food Safety and Veterinary Inspectorate, Armenian ministry of agriculture.

The first date of confirmation of the event was on March 4, 2010. The last notification of the disease in Armenia was on February 2008.

ASF outbreaks
Armenia had a significant, sustained outbreak of African Swine Fever from August 2007 to May 2008 covering nine administrative divisions. It began with 16 cases in May 2007, then 13 cases in June, 12 in July, then peaked with 20 in August 2007 and continued with 10, 8, 10, 2, 4, 1 in subsequent months.

Additionally, Russia has reported two separate cases of African Swine Fever within the last month. Russia had declared their 2007 outbreak to be over in June of 2009. There was widespread dissemination in Georgia, Armenia and Russia starting 2007 resulting in unprecedented losses of animals from this disease, which hadn't been seen in the region for decades.

Related websites:
Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

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