14.11.11.eFederalnaya Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (Rosselkhoznadzor) has registered a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the Kursk region.
As said the agency, the virus found in the remains of the domestic pig, discovered in an unauthorized landfill at p.Iskra and d.Shuklinka far from the regional center. Rosselkhoznadzor for Orel and Kursk Regions together with law enforcement agencies in the region are under investigation to identify the owner of the dead animals.
As previously reported, from 4 to 7 November 2011., Outbreaks of African swine fever registered in Voronezh, Kursk and Rostov regions. In the first of these regions the disease was observed in animals kept in one of the country farms s.Ternovoe (Ostrog district). The farm contained 700 pigs, the number of endangered animals in the first zone is 305 goals.
In addition, the ASF virus identified in the study of pathological material taken from dead pigs kept on a farm in svinotovarnoy p.Suhodolsk (Azov district of Rostov region). At the outbreak of the disease are 9 thousand pigs. To date, 111 have fallen ill and animals.
In all centers, the necessary measures to prevent and eliminate outbreaks of African swine fever.
ASF is a highly disease of pigs, not transmitted to humans, but terminally for the animal. Vaccine for ASF in the world does not exist. ASF virus has penetrated into Russia through the southern regions (North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya) in 2007, 2008. from the territory of Georgia, where it was discovered in 2006. In 2009 and 2010. disease covered many farms of the South and the North Caucasus Federal District. At the end of 2010. — Early 2011. animal cases of ASF already recorded in the Leningrad, Murmansk and Novgorod and Tver regions, and in the Krasnodar region.