Rosselkhoznadzor called 2016 the most “fruitful” for ASF

Россельхознадзор назвал 2016 год самым "урожайным" по АЧС

The number of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Russia this year has exceeded 250, said Tuesday the Deputy head of Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov.

“This year was most “fruitful” on the outbreak, there were more than 250″ — said Vlasov.

African swine fever — a contagious viral disease of pigs. Was first registered in 1903 in South Africa is particularly dangerous, according to the International classification of infectious animal diseases. For man, the ASF is not dangerous. The ASF virus is not treatable and vaccine in animals. To stop the spread of the disease can only strict quarantine measures. In Russia the virus spreads since 2007.