Rosselkhoznadzor / News
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
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
African Swine Fever