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African swine fever spreads across the Amur region
African swine fever (ASF) has been recorded in another area of the Amur Region. In total, cases of the disease were noted in five districts of the region.
As reported by the press service of the government of the Amur region, an outbreak of ASF was registered the day before in the Mazanovsky district, earlier it was recorded in the Bureysky, Arkharinsky, Svobodnensky and Belogorsky districts. At the entrances to the villages, where the emergence of ASF is noted, posts have been established, specialists of the veterinary department carry out the necessary measures. Moreover, only in one only Svobodnensky district more than one thousand pigs had to be killed.
As the head of the Veterinary Department of the Amur Region Sergey Samokhvalov explained to EastRussia, tough measures to eliminate African swine fever are the only effective way to stop the spread of infection. All citizens whose animals were removed will receive compensation at the rate of 156 rubles per kilogram of live weight.
As a preventive measure, quarantine zones have been organized around the villages where an outbreak of ASF is detected - the first zone is 20 km, settlements where animals are slaughtered, the second zone - the observation zone - 100 km, where blood is taken from the pig herd and research is carried out on the presence of the African plague virus. Until the quarantine is lifted, the transportation, import and export of pigs and any pork products from settlements is strictly prohibited.