Russia reports swine fever outbreak at one of Miratorg’s sites


MOSCOW, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Russia has reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a site of the country’s largest pork producer Miratorg in the Belgorod region in the central Russia, the agriculture safety watchdog said in a statement on Monday.

Spread partly by wild boars, ASF is harmless to human beings but is highly contagious among pigs.

Privately-owned Miratorg was not available for immediate comment.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; additional reporting by Olga Popova; editing by David Evans

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