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Swine-Fever Outbreaks Found in 2 Regions, Russian Watchdog Says

November 30, 2011

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Outbreaks of African swine fever in boars were registered in Russia’s Volgograd and Tver regions, the country’s veterinary service said in an e-mailed statement today.

The disease has been found in wild animals and some farms in areas including the central Kursk and Voronezh regions, the southern regions of Rostov and Krasnodar and the northern Murmansk and Leningrad regions, according to statements this year from Rosselkhoznadzor, as the service is known.

African swine fever is a viral disease which is lethal for pigs and harmless to people, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

--Editors: Torrey Clark, Ana Monteiro

To contact the reporter on this story: Yuliya Fedorinova in Moscow at yfedorinova@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Viljoen at jviljoen@bloomberg.net


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