State Food and Consumer Service identified ASF in Vinnitsa region and introduced restrictions

An epizootic focus of African swine fever (ASF) was discovered on the territory of the Mayak farm (Pikov village, Vinnytsia region) and confirmed at the Vinnytsia regional state laboratory, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection reported on Thursday.

According to the National Police in the Vinnitsa region, the police, together with representatives of the State Food and Consumer Service, are taking measures to eliminate and prevent the spread of the disease in this village.

Agencies introduced a 40-day quarantine on the territory of Ivanovskaya, Ulanovskaya rural communities, as well as Kalinovskaya and Khmelnitskaya urban communities.

The National Police clarified that the police control the movement of animal products in the quarantine zone.

As reported, the State Food and Consumer Service in February 2021 identified ASF at a landfill near the village of Vradiyevka (Mykolaiv region) and introduced quarantine around the zone of the focus of infection with a radius of 3 km.

African swine fever (Montgomery’s disease) is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, first recorded in 1903 in South Africa. ASF is not amenable to treatment and vaccine prophylaxis; the spread of the virus can only be stopped by quarantine measures. ASF is safe for humans, but it entails economic damage, since all animals in the focus of infection must be destroyed.

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