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A new ASF outbreak occurred in the Amur Region

A new ASF outbreak occurred in the Amur Region
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In the Amur Region, a new outbreak of African swine fever was recorded. The outbreak is identified in the Blagoveshchensk district.

According to the Minister of Agriculture of the Amur Region Oleg Turkov, new foci of ASF continue to be identified in the region. It is still not possible to control the spread of the virus, an official said on the air of the Simple Issues program of Amur.info news agency.

At the beginning of the year, there were 55 thousand pigs in the region, now 42 thousand heads remain. The rest were alienated during quarantine activities.

In August in the Amur region ASF quarantinedacting from the end July this year. Then the outbreaks occurred in the Blagoveshchensk district, as well as in the villages of Bureysky, Tambov and Ivanovo regions. The virus could enter the region from China, where it is recorded 30 ASF Flashes, or from Vietnam - more than four thousand outbreaks of this disease. In addition, pigs could become infected through food - they are fed with waste from catering.