MOSCOW, November 7 — RIA Novosti. Another outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) is registered in the Kursk region, the report said Rosselkhoznadzor.
As the message department, traces of the disease have been found in the body of dead domestic pig, found in an unauthorized landfill settlement near the village of Iskra Shuklinka municipality Schetinsky Village Council Kursk region Kursk region. According to press release agencies currently Rosselkhoznadzor for Orel and Kursk Regions and the law enforcement agencies of Kursk region under investigation to identify the owner of the dead animals.
According to the report Rosselkhoznadzor, from 4 to 7 November were outbreaks of ASF in three regions of Russia: Voronezh, Kursk and Rostov regions, in all centers, the necessary measures to prevent and eliminate outbreaks of African swine fever.
In late October, veterinarians registered the first two cases of ASF spread in the Kursk region, in the region was placed under quarantine on African swine fever for a month.
The cases of ASF in domestic pigs this year have already been registered in the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, in Tver, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Leningrad, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Kursk regions. Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik last week demanded that the regions at risk of ASF taken under special control measures to prevent the spread of this dangerous 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.