A new outbreak of African swine fever was detected in the Krasnodar region — cases registered on the farm, which contains more than 12,000 animals, said on Saturday South Regional Center Emergency Ministry.
Recorded case of pigs on the farm of "Plemzavod them. VI Chapayev" on Thursday. According to the assessment, which had marginal Kropotkinskaya Veterinary Laboratory, "in the pathological material from dead pigs found the genetic material of the virus of African swine fever."
"Just svinotovarnoy farm № 1 breeding farm (where identified ASF) is 12.757 thousand head," — said in a statement.
Farm attributed to the so-called first threatened area. It is planned that all livestock are destroyed. In the area of a regime of emergency.
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.