An outbreak of African swine fever in the Stavropol territory of Russia has resulted in the death and culling of 6,969 pigs on private holdings and on three large pig farms in the Rostovanovsky kolkhoz, reports news agency Interfax.

Four villages in the same area were affected by the disease in the second half of 2008. Approximately 205 pigs have reportedly died or been slaughtered in Plastunka village in the Khosta district in Sochi following an outbreak.