African swine fever outbreak at pig farm in Russia

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Russia has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a slaughterhouse of the country’s largest pork producer Miratorg in the Belgorod region, the agriculture safety watchdog said in a statement on Monday.

African swine fever is an infectious viral disease in domestic and wild pigs. The disease can result in death, but animals can also recover from it.

So far, authorities worldwide kill entire pig populations when African swine fever is detected. Countries in Europe and Asia have been battling the disease.

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