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Ukraine sees spike in number of ASF outbreaks

  • 4 Apr 09:24

Up until now, Ukraine has already faced at least 55 outbreaks ofAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) during 2017, including both domestic pigs and wild boars. That was Volodimir Lapa’s message, head of the country’s State Food and Consumer Service at a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, mid-March. In comparison, Lapa said that in 2016 there were 91 outbreaks of ASF reported in the country. As a result, Ukrainian veterinary services culled roughly 52,000 pigs. In general, the number of outbreaks in Ukraine is growing every year with 40 outbreaks reported in 2015 and only 16 in 2014, Lapa stated. Room for positivity, not for optimism He added that there is certainly. Read more...