African Swine fever Outbreak in Russia


The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Kaluzhskaya oblast.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was sent an immediate notification on Friday, 24 January. According to the report, the outbreak was initially observed on 14 January and confirmed on 22 January.

On 22 January, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out at the Federal Scientific Institution, All-Russia Scientific Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology in Pokrov confirming the presence of the ASF virus.

According to the report, three pigs were found susceptible, out of which all three animals were found affected and two deaths were recorded. The remaining one pig was destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Pig farmers in Nigeria need to be careful, observe their pigs for any unusual occurrence

From. African Swine Fever Resource Centre


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Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

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