African swine fever detected in Russia after outbreak in Baltics

  • 2014-08-08
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

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African swine fever has been confirmed on three farms in Russia, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service Rosselkhoznadzor reports.

Laboratory test results have confirmed the presence of African swine fever in samples taken from the dead pigs and hunted wild boars.

The infection has been confirmed on a farm in Kurova-Gora village, located near Velikiye Luki town in Pskov Oblast. Another case of infection has been confirmed on a farm in Ruzsky District in in Moscow Oblast, as well as in Mosalsky District in Kaluga Oblast in a hunted wild boar.

It follows after African swine fever was detected on one of Lithuania's biggest farms. A state of emergency was declared in large parts of the country to combat the spread of the disease. Polish and Baltic officials have also drawn up battle plans to combat the spread of the disease further.