Currency converter
^
News Feed
News Search Topics
ОК
Use filter
You can filter your feed,
by choosing only interesting
sections.
Loading

African swine fever confirmed at Poland-Belarus border

July 08, 2014, 15:53 UTC+3 WARSAW
In January, Russia restricted supplies of live swine and pork from the European Union
1 pages in this article
© EPA/Stringer

WARSAW, July 08. /ITAR-TASS/. New outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported at Podlaskie Voivodeship, on eastern Poland's border with Belarus, the state veterinary service said on Tuesday after confirmation of laboratory tests. Nine cases have also been recorded in wild boars.

The outbreak follows a similar incident in February, which prompted Polish officials to declare a buffer zone along the Belarusian border. This confines pigs to an enclosed area and bans pork exports.

In January, Russia restricted supplies of live swine and pork from the European Union following an outbreak of African swine fever within its borders. Sites of contagion inside the bloc are Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

The disease can be spread through direct contact with infected pigs, faeces or body fluids, and indirect contact with equipment, vehicles or people working with pigs at different farms with inadequate hygiene standards. There is no vaccine against it and it can be stopped from spreading only through culling infected animals.

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious notifiable disease of pigs caused by a virus. The disease may occur in acute, sub-acute or chronic forms. The acute form causes severe disease from which the majority of affected pigs die. African Swine Fever can be spread through direct contact with infected pigs, faeces or body fluids; indirect contact via fomites such as equipment, vehicles or people who work with pigs between pig farms with ineffective biosecurity; pigs eating infected pig meat or meat products; biological vectors - ticks of the species Ornithodoros. There is no vaccine against African Swine Fever, which can be stopped from spreading only through culling infected animals. The first African Swine Fever outbreak was registered in South Africa in 1903.

Show more
In other media
Реклама
Реклама