In three regions of Russia recorded a new outbreak of ASF

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Rosselkhoznadzor revealed a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd oblasts, the Agency reports.

In the Saratov region in laboratory studies the genome of ASF virus isolated in the pathological material, selected from domestic pigs kept in private farms within 10 kilometers Northwest of the working village of Stepnoye of the Soviet district, village of Lipovka Marksovsky district, as well as in the village of Upper Chernavka Volsky district.

In addition, laboratory studies have revealed the genome of the virus in pathological material, selected from wild boar, found on the territory of the 102 quarter koverninskogo forestry koverninsky district of Nizhny Novgorod region. In addition, the genome of ASF virus isolated in samples of swabs from various surfaces, selected at the site for butchering in the village of Stile and on-site bird feeders for wild animals near the village of Krutoy Pochinok (objects belong to the hunting ground, ‘Nature’) Semenov city district of Nizhny Novgorod region.

Pathological material, selected from wild boar, found on the territory of the State hunting reserve of regional value «Leshchevsky» (Leninsky district of the Volgograd region) also contained the genome of ASF.

«Currently disadvantaged points specialists work gosvetsluzhbe Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod and Volgograd regions under the control of the territorial administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor. Priority actions are carried out», — stated in the message.

African swine fever — a contagious viral disease of pigs that are particularly dangerous. For man, the ASF is not dangerous, but causes serious damage to the agricultural sector, as it does not give in to treatment and vaccinal prevention among animals. To stop the spread of the disease can only strict quarantine measures.

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