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Russia Discovers Seven More Cases of African Swine Fever in Pigs

October 31, 2011

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Russia discovered seven more cases of African swine fever in pigs.

Five were found in the Krasnodar region, one in the Bagatugtunskoye village in the Republic of Kalmykia, and one in the town of Kursk in central Russia, the government’s Rosselkhoznadzor said today in separate e-mailed statements. Krasnodar and Kalmykia are in southern Russia.

The virus killed 20,000 pigs in southern Russia in the first half of the year, according to Rosselkhoznadzor data.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Alastair Reed

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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