Emergency mode due to swine fever declared in the Krasnodar Territory

Krasnodar authorities on Tuesday announced a state of emergency because of the African swine fever, according to the website of the government of the region following the meeting of the Security Council.

In early July, the governor of Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev strenuous measures against ASF to avoid quarantine and therefore the ban on grain exports from the region. At that time, the last outbreak of swine fever in the Kuban were recorded in January this year.

However, according to prosecutors edge, the Kuban region in late July — early August "deteriorated epizootic situation related to the development and spread of new outbreaks of African swine fever virus." Thus, during this period in the region veterinarians were five outbreaks of ASF on farms svinotovarnyh Ust-Labinsk, Red Army, Kalinin, and Seversky Korenovsky areas.

"From now on, I declare the region a state of emergency for swine fever. Would be completely banned any movement of pigs, pork meat and products thereof without special documents. Special control will be taken slaughter, meat processing plant, large industrial complexes and all farms," — are reported words Tkachev.

Authorities of the region have established headquarters for emergency response, it was headed by the Minister of Agriculture Edward Kutygin Kuban.

Tkachev during a meeting of the Security Council in the government pointed out that "the largest contamination sheltered complexes in different areas of the region occurred almost simultaneously."

"This, according to the head of the region, can be in only one case — the case of sabotage, planned importations from abroad. Here, we need to make law enforcement proceedings" — the report says.

Thus, at the outbreak of African swine fever in agroobedinenii "Kuban" Ust-Labinsk district of Krasnodar region, which contains about 23 thousand animals, investigators had already opened a criminal case.

Earlier regional prosecutor's office stated, "of improper delegation of powers in the field of legislation on animal health, as local authorities and business entities."

Other causes of outbreaks of ASF, according to authorities of the region — "violation of sanitary rules, and, as a consequence, the breeding ground for introduction of infection."

According to the Attorney Leonid Korzhineka edge, over the past two years, the damage from the Kuban economy ASF totaled about 500 million rubles.

The regional authorities also fear imposing quarantine, which was a complete ban on the export of agricultural produce and products. Such a ban will affect only that which the Kuban — milk, eggs, and grains.

"In this case, enterprises and business cropped paralyzed for a year. Fact for domestic consumption Kuban not have so much product as it produces," — said the head of the region.

"If we do not take unprecedented measures to curb the infection, the animal comes Chernobyl. Of us will leave the investor, will be neither large nor small farms. Even smallholders can not develop normally," — concluded Tkachev.

African swine fever (disease Montgomery) was first recorded in 1903 in South Africa. Under natural conditions, are susceptible to domestic and wild pigs. Infection occurs through contact with sick animals healthy. The disease poses no threat to human health, but extremely dangerous for the animal, since no cure and vaccine. Stop the spread of the virus can only be rigid quarantine.

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