Russia reports new case of ASF

Russia has detected new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the Amur region near its border with China, local authorities have said.

The Moscow Times reported that ASF-infected pigs were found at two private farms in the village of Volkovo, near Blagoveshchensk.

Earlier this month, an ASF outbreak was detected at a small farm in Russia’s Primorsk region near the border with China, which has reported more than 140 cases of the incurable disease since it was first found in the country last August.

Over the last few days, meanwhile, the OIE has published the details of further ASF outbreaks in Laos – outbreaks have been confirmed in Phongsali Province in north Laos (3), Huaphanh Province in east Laos (4) and Xieng Khouang Province in north east Laos (1).

Laos first confirmed ASF in June 2019 with seven outbreaks in the Saravane province, which takes the total outbreaks to 15.

 

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