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African swine fever thrives in the Baltic states, Ukraine and Russia

African swine fever is still thriving in the Baltic states, and was is especially active during July and August. We must highlight the outbreak that affected a commercial farm in Ukraine, that entailed the killing of 60,000 pigs.

Tuesday 1 September 2015 (3 years 1 months 20 days ago)
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African swine fever is still thriving in the Baltic states, and was is especially active during July and August. We must highlight the outbreak that affected a commercial farm in Kalyta (Ukraine), that entailed the killing of 60,000 pigs.

Next we summarize the outbreaks notified to the OIE by the EU countries, Russia and Ukraine in July and August 2015:

Estonia
During the first semester of 2015 only outbreaks that affected wild boars were notified. In the last 2 months 169 cases entailing wild boars have been notified, but there have also been several farms affected: 9 commercial and 5 backyard farms, with a total of 18,033 pigs disposed of.

Lithuania
We must add, to the outbreaks notified in wild boars up to June, 20 more caes in July and August. In this country, in the last two months, there have also been several cases in backyard farms: 10 outbreaks, specifically.

Poland
In the last two months the new cases (20 in total) have only afected wild boars.

Latvia
In this country, the outbreaks notified during the first semester of 2015 also affected wild boars and a backyard farm. In July and August there were 6 outbreaks on backyard farms and 315 cases in wild boars.

Ukraine
From the 2 outbreaks in the first 6 months of 2015 we have gone to one outbreak on a commercial farm, one on a slaughterhouse, 11 on backyard farms and 4 in wild boars in the last two months. The most prominent case is that of the commercial farm in Kalyta (Kyiv) with 61,180 animals that were disposed of. The outbreak confirmed at the slaughterhouse in Poltova region included 277 carcasses that came from pigs bought at Kalyta farm before the official diagnosis for ASF in this farm was established.

Russia
In July and August an outbreak has been declared on a commercial farm with 659 animals; 25 outbreaks on backyard farms, with a total of 632 susceptible animals; and 43 cases in wild boars.

 

ASF Europe, Ukrine and Russia, Jan to Aug 2015

Fig. 1 African swine fever outbreaks confirmed by the OIE since January 2015.

July and August. OIE.
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