More African Swine Fever in Russia’s Tver Oblast

16-06-2011 | |

Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Tver region, west of Moscow. The news was made public by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

This outbreak was discovered in a backyard farm in Danilovskoe village, Kalininsky Region, Tver Oblast. ASFV genetic material was detected in the samples of pathological material taken from a pig from the backyard of the farm, reported the FGI ‘Tver Interoblast Veterinary Laboratory’.

The pathological material samples were sent to the All-Russia Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology of the Rosselkhozacademy to confirm the diagnosis.

Anti-epidemic measures are being carried out in the affected area, the source of infection and the routes of its introduction into the territory of the Kalininsky Rayon, the Tver Oblast are being investigated.

Recent history
The news was reported on June 10 – only days after an earlier occurrence of African Swine Fever was detected at a pig farm situated in the territory of one of the penal colonies in Torzhok, Tver Oblast, at approximately 50 km east of this last find.

Earlier this week it emerged that Ukraine had closed its borders for pork from Russia for reasons of African Swine Fever.

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Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world