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Second African swine fever outbreak detected in Penza penal colony No. 4

10:50 | 03.02.2016 | Society

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Penza, 3 February 2016. PenzaNews. A second outbreak of African swine fever was detected in the Penza penal colony No. 4, located besides the penal colony No. 8 where the first African swine fever virus outbreak took place on February 27.

Second African swine fever outbreak detected in Penza penal colony No. 4

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The outbreak has been lab-confirmed on Tuesday, February 2.

A section of the subsidiary pig farm in the penal colony, which is located in the first caution area, began culling the livestock and sending samples to the Penza region veterinarian laboratory, Andrei Popkov, press secretary of the Penza region Federal Penitentiary Service department, told PenzaNews agency.

“One of the 23 samples from the livestock portion culled on January 29 tested positive for African swine fever virus. The sample has been transferred to the vet lab of the research institute in Pokrov of the Vladimir region to confirm or exclude the result,” he clarified.

According to Andrei Popkov, the subsidiary farm of the penal colony No. 4 currently organizes the measures required by the veterinary legislation.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the swine fever virus outbreak was detected in the subsidiary farm of the penal colony No. 8 on the skirts of Penza on January 25. The diagnosis, African swine fever, was pronounced based on test results for two samples, which had been transferred to the Vladimir region laboratory for confirmation. The penal colony No. 8 underwent a series of emergency procedures to counter the outbreak of African swine fever virus.

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