Kyiv, August 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Two hundred pigs had been slaughtered as of August 2 in the village of Komyshuvatka in Zaporizhia region due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine has reported.
According to the report, six working groups composed of representatives of local authorities, the Interior Ministry, the State Veterinary Service and the Emergencies are operating in the region.
The dead animals are being taken into special pits, burned and covered with chlorinated lime.
A ten-kilometer zone has been created around the African swine fever outbreak zone, which contains six villages and three farms.
In addition, it is prohibited to export crops, feed and other goods from the disease-hit territory.
The African swine fever outbreak in Zaporizhia region is the first reported case of this disease in Ukraine.
African swine fever infects domestic pigs, warthogs and wild pigs. There is no vaccine or treatment.
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