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Epizootic situation

Nickolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, forwarded to John Clifford, Deputy Administrator of the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of the USA, a letter. The letter said that the Rosselkhoznadzor carries out continuous monitoring of the epidemic situation on porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) in the world. 

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May 29, 2014

As the Rosselkhoznadzor learned from the Polish media on the 19th May this year, a dead boar was detected in a pond close to Wałbrzych, Lower Silesian Voivodeship located in the south-western part of Poland not far from the Czech border. The dead animal was detected by one of the residents who took several attempts to notify different services about the situation. The dead animal was caught and taken away only after the resident of the city said she was going to request assistance at the local prosecutor’s office, since she had not get the expected response. The Polish media provide no further information on the situation.  

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May 22, 2014

The Rosselkhoznadzor has to state that in spite of measures taken by the Polish Veterinary Service and irrespective of repeated warnings from the Russian Service, mass mortality of wild boars in Poland continues. On May 6, 2014, 10 dead animals were found in the Obra River in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in the Western Poland. 

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May 13, 2014

The virus is dangerous for horses and camels. In March last year the infected horses were identified in Montana, California, Utah, Tennessee, Illinois as well as in the neighboring Canada. In April the diseased animals were detected in New Jersey and Nevada and in October – in Wyoming. In April this year the disease was reported in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The virus infection results in abortions, colts’ respiratory disease and death. The Rosselkhoznadzor monitors the situation.

 

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May 7, 2014

The meeting was devoted to the discussion of ASF counteraction measures. 

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May 2, 2014

By now the disease has affected more than 186 thousand pigs on 250 farms located in 19 Japanese prefectures. The most affected prefectures are Kagoshima and Miyazaki where the majority of the country’s pig farms are concentrated. Today the wholesale prices on pork have increased by 17 percent in comparison with the previous year. The Rosselkhoznadzor is monitoring the situation.  

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Apr 18, 2014

As the Rosselkhoznadzor previously announced a big number of dead boars were found in Parseta River in Kolobrzeg District of the West Pomorski Province in Poland. The Rosselkhoznadzor addressed the Polish Veterinary Service with an official request to inform of the laboratory test results of samples collected from dead animals. No response was received and carcasses of all found animals were burnt without pathological material collection. 

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Apr 17, 2014

The disease was registered in two more states – Vermont and Virginia. Consequently it has affected 30 states in the USA and caused 10 percent increase of pork prices. The Rosselkhoznadzor is monitoring the situation. 

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Apr 14, 2014

The first disease outbreak was reported in deer in Iowa. Chronic wasting disease is a contagious prion disease, one of the forms of spongiform encephalopathy. In the USA the disease spread over 19 states including Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Rosselkhoznadzor monitors the situation. 

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Apr 14, 2014

The first outbreak of the disease is registered in Virginia. This is the 28th State of the USA where PED virus has spread to. 

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Apr 11, 2014