More than 300 pigs burned as African swine fever batters Mykolaiv region farmers

01.08.2016 16:20 444

In Nova Odesa town, the Mykolaiv region, 310 pigs have been removed and burned in connection with African swine fever disease, the State Emergencies Service in the Mykolayiv region has told Ukrinform.

"A total of 310 pigs were seized and burned due to African swine disease in Nova Odesa. Currently, work is ongoing to liquidate the results of the emergency situation. Local authorities, veterinarians, emergency staff, representatives of law enforcement agency are working at the scene," the report has said.

An extensive information campaign was organized among the population about the perils of African swine fever and measures of biological protection for private farms owned by citizens, enterprises that are engaged in raising pigs.

Earlier, Ukrinform reported that virus of African swine fever was confirmed in Nova Odesa farms. This incident is classified as an emergency of natural character.


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