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World records 236 more outbreaks of PSA between 2 and 15 October

Posted by Rafael Moro

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reported that 236 new outbreaks of African swine fever were reported in the world between 2 and 15 October, compared to 313 cases verified in the previous survey. The total number of outbreaks in progress rose from 7,429 to 7,522, with 3,976 in Romania alone and 1,475 in Vietnam alone. Of the new outbreaks, 193 were reported in Europe, 42 in Asia and 1 in Africa. The data are contained in a biweekly survey released by the OIE.

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According to the OIE, new or ongoing outbreaks have been recorded in 22 countries. In Europe, Germany, Bulgaria, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine still show the incidence of the disease. In Asia, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, East Timor and Vietnam have cases underway. In Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia report the presence of the virus.

During the survey's coverage period, losses of 7,389 animals were reported in Romania and 3,091 in Poland. In Asia, losses of 1,741 animals were reported in South Korea, 81 in Russia and 70 in China. In Africa, 3 animals were lost in South Africa.

Source: Suinocultura Industrial