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  • 01 Dec 2020, 10:59

Belarus temporarily limited the import of pork from the Arkhangelsk and Orenburg regions of Russia due to ASF, according to the materials of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.

"The Rosselkhoznadzor was informed that in connection with the registered outbreak of African swine fever in the Arkhangelsk and Orenburg regions from November 27, the Department (Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus - Sputnik) introduced temporary restrictions," the ministry said in a statement.

From the indicated date, it will not be possible to import live pigs from these regions into the republic, as well as animals susceptible to ASF; pork processed products; various raw materials produced by pig breeding enterprises.

African swine fever is a particularly dangerous viral disease. ASF is not dangerous for humans, but it causes significant damage to the agricultural industry, since there is no cure for the disease, as well as effective preventive measures. The only way to stop the spread of ASF is to take strict quarantine measures.