A new outbreak of African swine fever was detected in the Volgograd region

A new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was detected in Kotelnikovo district of the Volgograd region, reports Rosselkhoznadzor in Voronezh and Volgograd regions.

The virus is found in private farms in the village have fallen cross pigs. Volgograd Regional Veterinary Laboratory preliminary diagnosis — African swine fever. Pathological material for confirmation sent to the Institute of Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov Vladimir region.

"Currently in private farms being taken to cupping ASF according to instructions. Experts of Rosselkhoznadzor take measures to identify the causes of the infection," — said the agency.

The outbreak of the disease was the twelfth to the beginning of the year in the Volgograd region. Last time center of disease was discovered in mid-August in a private courtyard in the village Zakharov Chernyshkovskogo districts.

In the region due to outbreaks of ASF operates a state of emergency in six districts and two cities — Volgograd and the Volga.

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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