Quarantine introduced in the Volgograd region due to the outbreak of ASF

Quarantine introduced Kalachevskaya district of the Volgograd region, where one of the villages on Sunday was recorded deaths of animals from African swine fever, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, deputy head of the regional Department of Veterinary Vladimir Borisov.

According to him, the decision to quarantine the district was signed on Tuesday night in the regional administration. Also adopted a decision on exclusion of pigs in the first zone and threatened compensation population.

"For this purpose from the reserve fund of the regional administration provided 9.4 million rubles," — said Borisov.

African swine fever has been found in a private courtyard in the village Golubinskaya Kalachevskaya area where the March 11 fell five out of 12 pigs. The diagnosis was made by experts of the Volgograd Regional Veterinary Laboratory, and on Tuesday confirmed the All-Russia Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov Vladimir region.

First enter the threatened area five settlements of the district, which will be seized and destroyed all pig — 931 animal.

Golubinskaya near the village, where the direct center of disease was identified, exposed security and quarantine performing the inspection, the inspection and processing of vehicles.

Quarantine provides a set of stringent restrictive measures, including a ban on trade fairs, free movement and trade of animals and animal products.

Last African plague in domestic pigs was detected in the Volgograd region in 2010. Throughout 2011 and early 2012 in the region of ASF was diagnosed only in wild boars.

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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