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ASF expands east into new territories in Russia

  • 11 Dec 11:36

The year 2017 has seen African Swine Fever (ASF) creeping east beyond Russia’s Ural Mountains range, starting to pose a threat to the new regions of the country.This message was shared by Russia’s veterinary body Rossselhoznadzor, in statements on its website. In 2017 the disease was identified in 5 regions of Siberia, including Chelyabinsk region, Irkutsk region, Omsk region, Tyumen region and Krasnoyarsk Krai. Each of these regions was still considered to be free from ASF as of late 2016, Rossselhoznadzor said. Special ASF laboratory in Irkutsk region To combat the virus in Siberia, the Russian watchdog will build a special laboratory in the. Read more...