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African Swine Fever outbreaks in Armenia

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced two African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in Armenia.

The OIE received the follow-up report on the 13 September.  
 
Information received by the OIE was from the Food Safety and Veterinary State Inspectorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Yerevan, Armenia
 
Feral pigs affected
According to OIE, the affected were feral pigs in a forest, in Lori. In the first outbreak, 8 cases were identified, with 3 deaths and 5 were destroyed.
 
In the second outbreak, 26 feral pigs were positive for ASF with 19 deaths and 7 destroyed.
 
The outbreaks occurred on 30 August, according to the OIE.
 
The investigation continues, as no source has yet been determined. 
 
 

 

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