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Resumption of Unscheduled Meat Inspections in Russia Amid Swine Fever Outbreak

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Moscow, April 21 – Russia has begun spot checks on pork producers over cases of African swine fever, Izvestia reported, citing a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture.
“The situation with ASF in the country remains steadily tense. The wide distribution of ASF in Europe, the circulation of the pathogen among wild animals and a large number of farms with a low level of biological protection required constant monitoring of the situation… hence the resumption of unscheduled inspections of companies this year “.
Pigs in a stall - 1920, 04/06/2022

The Department of Defense said that one of the ASF strains was bred in a US laboratory

They noted that the ASF issue is “under constant control in the government and the Ministry of Agriculture”.
At the end of March, the office of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko reported that the government had approved a new action plan to improve veterinary safety, since the main threats remain the risks of the emergence of animal diseases such as African swine fever and fowl. Influenza and foot and mouth disease in the country from the border areas.
According to Rosselkhoznadzor data posted on the site, as of April 10, there have been 30 active outbreaks of ASF among domestic pigs and wild boars.
African swine fever is an infectious viral disease that affects pigs, and it is one of the most dangerous diseases. ASF does not pose a danger to humans, but it causes great damage to the agricultural industry, since it cannot be processed and immunized among animals. The only way to stop the spread of the disease is through strict quarantine measures.
Wild boars, Canada - 1920, 02/26/2023

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