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The Rosselkhoznadzor Proposes to Evaluate Measures on Containment of ASF Outbreaks and Prevention of its Spread in Poland

The situation with the spread of African swine fever (ASF) is deteriorating in the EU because the virus has recently established itself in the wild boar population. Ongoing disease diffusion noted in the Baltic countries is caused by migration of wild boars.

However, the situation in Poland raises more and more questions. There is a great population of wild animals susceptible to the disease in Poland but no morbidity rate has been noted either in Russia or the Baltic countries. Apparently, the Polish Veterinary Services have used a revolutionary method to control ASF. In this regard, the Rosselkhoznadzor proposed to hold a meeting aimed at exchanging relevant information and at evaluation (carried out by the RF experts) of the anti-epidemic measures taken by the Polish colleagues to control the disease spread.

Unfortunately, the Polish colleagues politely rejected the proposal to evaluate the measures taken to contain outbreaks and to prevent further spread of the dangerous disease. They only agreed to meet in the framework of the forthcoming Meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on ASF in the Baltic States and in Eastern Europe countries that is to be held in Moscow next week.

Mar 11, 2016

Categorys: African Swine Fever , Veterinary , Epizootic situation