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on October 23, 2013

African swine fever cases in Russia increasing

Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported near Belarus.

Four new outbreaks of African swine fever in Russia, most of them in the wild pig population have been reported by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

According to the OIE, one of the affected wild pigs was near the border with Belarus. The regions affected with African swine fever, include Smolenskaya, Vladimirskaya and Tul'skaya. In total there are 20 susceptible wild pigs and 52 susceptible domestic pigs, and 4 affected wild pigs and 1 affected domestic pig.

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