African swine fever threatens South Ossetia and Russia
Veterinarians of South Ossetia propose to slaughter swines until the African swine fever [Lat. pestis africana suum] spread all across the republic, local mass media say.
Swine murrain, presumably caused by the African swine fever, occurred in the South Ossetian territories, bordering on Georgia, Federal Service for Veterinary and Fitosanitary Inspectorate of Russia reported. The Directorate of Agriculture of South Ossetia reported of death of 200 animals.
These animals had symptoms, typical for the African swine fever. Signs of disease were spotted in Georgia.
North Ossetia [Alania] tries to smooth the threat. No cases of disease or murrain spotted there.