Four regions in Ukraine were declared ASF-free in 2018

Hygiene & Biosecurity

There was also a decrease of 13% in the number of outbreaks compared to 2017.

Posted on Jan 11 ,08:27

Four regions in Ukraine were declared ASF-free in 2018

Ukraine has recorded 142 cases of the African swine fever (ASF) virus since the beginning of 2018. The number is representing a decline of 13% compared to the previous year, according to a press release from State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service.
According to official data, 93 cases were reported in domestic pigs, while other 37 were found in wild boar population.
A dozen cases in dead animals near villages were also detected. “Against the general background of the positive dynamics in reducing the number of cases of ASF, there is concern about the increase in the number of infected animal corpses found on landfills and in forest belts. This year, there were a dozen cases,” the service said.
Summer (June to September) was the season when most of the cases (67) were reported. In 2017, the disease was recorded in all regions of Ukraine, but last year, four regions reported no ASF cases: Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, and Kharkiv.

“The most positive dynamics in reducing the number of cases were observed in Poltava region (eight cases in 2018, 21 cases in 2017), Luhansk (four in 2018, 10 in 2017) and Vinnytsia (two in 2018, eight in 2017),” the service said, according to Black Sea Grain consulting agency.

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