Authorities of the Leningrad region in conjunction with specialists develop effective measures of disinfecting farms, where in February was found hotbed of African swine fever (ASF), said on Tuesday the press service of the regional government Rosselkhoznadzor.
"The issue of the possibility of effective decontamination of building a pig farm or burning it without dismantling the wooden floor and roof structures," — said in the information.
The report notes that at present carcasses of dead pigs, meat and other biological waste ASF burned, disinfection measures continues.
Experts on February 18 confirmed the death of the African swine fever virus, 16 pigs in one of the private holdings in the village Muhovitsy Lomonosov district of Leningrad region. The owner came to the monastery itself veterinary laboratory to check the pig carcasses for the presence of ASF. Analysis identified strains of African swine.
Lately quarantine on African swine fever in the region entered a second time. First dead pigs — 30 goals — were discovered on the eve of the new year, after center of disease was found in one of the private holdings in Krasnoselsky district of St. Petersburg. In the three districts and two districts in the area was quarantined. In St. Petersburg, he was removed at the end of February, in the area — in early March.
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 tough quarantine measures, causing huge economic losses.