Russia battling to keep African Swine Fever under control
Russia is struggling to keep African Swine Fever under control. For the last two years, the disease frequently pops up in the border regions, including Georgia and Ukraine.
Fear of disease spreading/ endemic concerns
The United Nations is concerned about these practices in Russia and is afraid that the disease will spread to other parts of Russia as well.
They also warned that African Swine Fever can become endemic, meaning that the virus remains present in the pig population and among wild boars and can create unexpected disease outbreaks.
African swine fever can not be eradicated through vaccination, but only with a strict precautionary culls and policy.
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