Global efforts needed to combat African swine flu

 

Swine fever prevention drill in the Republic of Tatarstan

Swine fever prevention drill in the Republic of Tatarstan

Countries in the Caucasus and Russia have been urged to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of African swine flu.

The call has come from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is warning that an upsurge of the disease is likely in the region.

African swine flu kill pigs but is not harmful to people. FAO says there is currently no vaccine available.

According to the agency, African Swine Fever was introduced into Georgia from southern Africa in 2006.

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