A new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) is fixed in the Tver region, the report said Rosselkhoznadzor.
"In the study of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology samples of pathological material, selected from the pig, who died in one of the private farms in the village Dulovskoe Rameshkovskogo region Tver region, isolated genetic material ASF virus" — the report says.
At the outbreak of the disease being taken to contain and prevent further spread of infection.
In Rameshkovskom area July 13 was also found ASF — in the organization "Rameshkovskoe District Hunting and Fishing" — the study of samples of pathological material from two dead and one to shoot wild boars. In addition, similar outbreaks have been reported in 14 regions of Russia.
Throughout the territory of the Tver region on July 19 has been set for the quarantine of ASF. Corresponding resolution on July 18 signed a governor of the Tver region Andrei Shevelev. Restrictive measures in force until the adoption of a separate decision.
Under the terms of the quarantine prohibits import and export of pigs. Also prohibited from export outside the field of feed, not heat treated, hunting products derived from wild boar, pork products, except for works on specialized pig farms. In addition, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Tver region charged until August 1 to prepare a decision to ban the recreational and sport hunting in the region.
Previous decision of the governor (on July 9) to ASF quarantine for 45 days was set in the territories of the Kalinin, Kimry, Konakovo areas, and Tver.
The wave of outbreaks in the Tver region began in May of this year. Since that time new sources are identified as ASF in domestic pigs and wild boars of. To date, ASF registered in 9 districts of Tver region — Maksatihinskom, Udomelsky, Bezhetsky, Kalinin, Molokovsky, Cymric, Forest, and Lihoslavlsky Rameshkovskom.
State Veterinary Service of the Tver region in conjunction with the Office of Rosselkhoznadzor in Tver and Pskov regions, the necessary measures to prevent and eliminate the disease.
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.