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African swine fever allegedly returns to Penza region

17:45 | 21.07.2016 | Agriculture

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Penza, 21 July 2016. PenzaNews. Swines, raised on the territory of the village of Urleyka of the Penza region, were preliminarily diagnosed with African swine fever.

African swine fever allegedly returns to Penza region

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According to the information available to PenzaNews, samples of pathological materials were sent to a specialized laboratory in the Vladimir region for confirmation.

It is expected that steps for preventing further spreading of the disease will be defined during the meeting of the animal disease control group.

The regional Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Rosselkhoznadzor department of  Mordovia and the Penza region do not give any comments on the information concerning African swine fever penetration.

On the website of the veterinary control, the latest news dated July 18. It says about measures taken in the region in order to prevent African swine fever.

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 was 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, and less than in two weeks – in Berezovka and Telegino villages.

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