Ukraine has 142 cases of ASF in 2018 which is 13% fewer than in 2017


Ukraine has recorded 142 cases of the African swine fever (ASF) virus since the beginning of 2018. That is 13% fewer than in the previous year, the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service has said. According to the service’s press release, the disease was registered among domestic pigs – 93 cases, among wild animals – 37 cases. A dozen cases in dead animals near villages were also detected. “Against the general background of the positive dynamics in reducing the number of cases of ASF, there is concern about the increase in the number of infected animal corpses found on landfills and in forest belts. This year, there were a dozen cases,” the service said.

According to the ministry, as in the past year, most cases of the disease were noted during June-September (67 cases).

Last year, the disease was recorded in all regions of Ukraine, but this year, four regions reported no ASF cases: Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, and Kharkiv.

“The most positive dynamics in reducing the number of cases were observed in Poltava region (eight cases in 2018, 21 cases in 2017), Luhansk (four in 2018, 10 in 2017) and Vinnytsia (two in 2018, eight in 2017),” the service said.

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