Rosselkhoznadzor revealed the genome of African swine fever virus (ASF) in finished meat products from Ukraine (bacon and sausages), which was sold within the Kursk region.
"within the limits of the Kursk region detained a local resident, implements produced in Ukraine sausages and bacon without veterinary accompanying documents. Laboratory studies of the samples revealed the genome of African swine fever virus, "- reports RIA "Novosti" letter of the Ministry. Because of this, the Rosselkhoznadzor emphasized the very dangerous nature of the situation, because in Ukraine there is a rapid development of the epidemic of African swine fever is currently the only officially registered 54 outbreaks in domestic pigs and two boars among." the lack of proper surveillance of the movement of pigs and pork products in Ukraine leads to the fact that at slaughter points and meat-processing plants doing the infected animals. Getting products of slaughter such animals in the production chain at the production of sausage and other meat products creates an extremely favourable rules For the further spread of African swine fever virus, " according to the report. The Rosselkhoznadzor believes that the violations have the opportunity to have a systemic nature, and all bordering Ukraine, the Russian regions are in high risk of introduction and spread of ASF. African swine fever - a contagious viral disease of pigs. The first time it was registered in 1903 in South Africa is particularly dangerous according to international classification of infectious animal diseases. For man, the ASF is not dangerous. The ASF virus is not treatable and vaccine in animals. To stop the spread of the disease can only strict quarantine measures. In Russia the Virus spreads since 2007.