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ASF in Russia: more cases and in more areas

So far this year, with a significant increase in the number of outbreaks as of June, the total outbreaks amount 251, with 194 affecting domestic pigs and 57 in wild boars.

Thursday 20 October 2016 (1 years 10 months 30 days ago)
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Although Russia has been detecting cases of african swine fever (ASF) since 2007, during the last years the disease has spread quickly, with an important increase in the number of outbreaks and dispersion in the different regions of this country, as we can see in the following charts and maps.

Although in 2014 the total number of outbreaks was 73 (30 in domestic pigs and 43 in wild boars) and in 2015 there were 91 (47 in domestic pigs and 44 in wild boars), so far this year, with a significant increase in the number of outbreaks since June,  the total number of outbrekas amount 251, with 194 affecting domestic pigs and 57 in wild boars. Also, several outbreaks have been confirmed in commercial farms with an important number of susceptible animals, as in the case of the last outbreak confirmed by the OIE on a farm with more than 38,000 animals located in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic.

Number of outbreaks between 2014 and 2016

Monthly evolution of the outbreaks notified to the OIE affecting domestic pigs and wild boars in Russia from January 2014 up to now (October 2016).

Regarding the location of the outbreaks, the following maps show how so far this year the disease has spread, specially towards the north of the Federation, with the appearance of 38 outbreaks on backyard farms in the oblasts of Arkhangelsk, Vologda and Saratov, 28 of which in the oblast of Arkhangelsk, where no outbreaks of the disease had yet appeared.

 

ASF in Russia from January 2014 to May 2016

CSF in Russia from January 2014 to May 2016

 

ASF in Russia from June 2016 to October 2016

CSF in Russia from June 2016 to October 2016

October 2016/ 333 editorial department from data by the WOAH.

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