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Penza region African swine fever quarantine lifted

18:52 | 17.03.2016 | Agriculture

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Penza, 17 March 2016. PenzaNews. The African swine fever quarantine introduced on 5 February 2016 in two household farms in Berezovka and Telegino villages of the Kolyshley area in the Penza region has been lifted, in accordance with the decree signed by the governor Ivan Belozertsev.

Penza region African swine fever quarantine lifted

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The decree, which is available for PenzaNews, also sets up additional limitations to counter the spread of African swine fever in a part of the Kolyshley area. The affected zone is limited by the area’s administrative border on north, west and east, and by the borders of Nadezhdino, Nemchinovka, Nazvanovka, Zhmakino and Nikolsk villages on the south.

The limitations introduce a 6-month ban on sales of pigs and transportation of pigs, products and raw materials extracted from pigs, pig carcasses, meat and organs, outside of the zone.

As PenzaNews reported earlier, the Penza region registered its first outbreak of African swine fever in late January 2016, first in the penal colony No. 8 on the outskirts of Penza city, and next in the Penal colony No. 4.

On February 5, another outbreak of African swine fever has been registered on swine farms in Berezovka and Telegino villages of the Kolyshley area.

The quarantine in the penal colonies No. 4 and No. 8 was lifted by the decree of the Penza region governor on 4 March 2016.

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