2012.07.30 | Russia’s sanitary watchdog finds swine fever in Tver RegionRussia’s sanitary watchdog has detected a new outbreak of African swine fever in Russia’s Tver Region, the watchdog said Monday.
On July 19, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight established a quarantine on the whole territory of the region for 45 days, prohibiting the inbound and outbound carriage of pigs, non-thermal-treated feed, pork and boar meat.
The African swine fever virus, or ASFV, is a contagious viral disease, which is potentially lethal to pigs and boars. The ASFV poses no health risk to humans, according to the World Organization of Animal Health.
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