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MOSCOW, August 21 (Itar-Tass) - The Federal Service for Veterinary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has reported an outbreak of the African pig plague in the Yaroslavl region in central Russia, the Rosselkhoznadzor press service said Wednesday.
The Yaroslavl regional veterinary laboratory, which tested the samples taken from a dead pig at a private farm in the settlement of Vasilkovo on August 18, has found the virus of the African pig plague. On August 19 the Russian Agricultural Academy confirmed the diagnosis. The private farm, where the infected pig died, has no more cattle, the press service said.
The Veterinary Service of the Yaroslavl region has officially notified the regional governor that it was necessary to quarantine the territory of the Rostovsky municipal district where the infected animal was found. Rosselkhoznadzor experts have been working in the area where the hazardous virus was found.
Meanwhile, the virus has spread to almost all the European territory of Russia. Man is immune to the virus, bit it poses a lethal threat to animals.
Since August 20 a regime of an emergency situation has been enforced in the village of Markin in the Oktyabrsky district of the Rostov region, the press service of the Russian Ministry for Emergency situations in charge of the region told Itar-Tass Wednesday.
According to preliminary data, around 600 cattle need liquidation. Earlier, a similar emergency regime had been imposed in the Yegorlykinsky district of the Yaroslavl region, the press service said.
The headquarters set up in the end of July for prevention of the spread of the African pig plague under the chairmanship of Vice-premier Arkady Dvorkovich intend to adopt a plan of tough measures for prevention of the epizootic diseases.
No vaccine against the African pig plague is known yet. The only way to prevent the spread of the virus is to liquidate all the pigs in the infected zone, disinfect the territory and impose a quarantine there.