African swine fever virus spotted in Kyrovohrad region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The farm, in which a case of infection with the disease was recorded, has 28 pigs
13:26, 2 December 2021


A case of African swine fever virus is spotted in the Kyrovohrad region as the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection reported.

"On November 29, a message was received about the death of a three-month-old pig weighing 20 kg in a subsidiary farm at a neuropsychiatric boarding school (PNI) in the village of Vesely Kut, Novoukrayinsky district. According to the results of laboratory tests, a diagnosis of African swine fever was established,” the report says.

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It is noted that in order to establish the cause of the death of the animal, biological material was selected for laboratory research. In accordance with the requirements of the current instructions, the corpse of the animal was burned, and the place of burning was disinfected.

As of November 29, 2021, the farm of the Veselokutsk PNI contained 28 pigs. Currently, measures are being taken to localize and prevent the spread of infection. Particularly, the export, regrouping, and slaughter of animals are prohibited, as well as the access of unauthorized vehicles and people to the farm is limited.

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In the nearby settlements - in the protection and surveillance zones - work is underway to clarify the pig herd. No other cases of the animal disease have been reported.

The situation is under the control of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

African swine fever is one of the most dangerous viral diseases of domestic and wild pigs since there are no effective specific means of prevention (vaccines) and treatment against it. The virus is resistant to any factors and therefore has a high survival factor in the animal's body. African plague is not transmitted to humans and is safe for human health.


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