The State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection has confirmed African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in the regions of Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Kyiv.
The 2015 discovery of genotype II African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Zimbabwe indicates the reemergence of ASF in this country, and suggests that this viral genotype may be spreading through eastern and southern Africa.
So far in 2017, Ukraine has had 55 outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). In comparison, 2016 saw 91 outbreaks in the entire year.
An analysis of epidemiological data found that African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland.
The African swine fever (ASF) virus was confirmed in 18 pigs in a private household in Sokolivka.
A DNA-copying protein from the African swine fever virus has a unique structure that may offer a target for drugs.
Latvia has culled more pigs in the past two weeks than in the last three years, due to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks.
A 10 kilometer quarantine area has been declared around the affected farm.
Approximately 6,500 culled pigs came from backyard farms.
Measures are being taken to localize the disease on the site of the outbreak and prevent the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.