Movement of pigs is prohibited in the Volgograd region due to the outbreak of ASF

Movement of pigs is prohibited throughout the Volgograd region due to the outbreak of ASF, the import and export of products will be strictly controlled, the press service of the governor of Volgograd and the government.

Resolution of the Governor of the Volgograd region Sergey Bozhenov entire region within the administrative boundaries defined as the second caution area for African swine fever.

The second caution area is defined as the area where have strict restrictive measures on ASF. In this first caution area extends for 20 kilometers from the center of ASF.

According to authorities, the decision was made in order to prevent further spread of African swine fever in the region since the beginning of the year revealed seven outbreaks of the disease.

"The exception is pork products made in the enterprises of medium and high level of security, and the one that was cooked (at a temperature of not less than 70 degrees and 30 minutes) and packed industrially. However, these conditions are not grounds for its smooth movement. Each party sent outside the region, will be examined for the presence of ASF virus "- the report says.

Roads leading to the outer boundaries of the area are set around the clock security and quarantine, equipped with gates and disinfection barriers.

Within the region, according to the plan of organizational and economic and animal health measures to eliminate the ASF, prohibits trade in pigs and pork products in the markets, as well as receiving parcels from people with the products and raw materials of animal origin (except canned industrial production).

In addition, in the Volgograd region measures will be taken to reduce the number of hogs in the environment.

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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