Belarus restricts pork imports from Germany and two regions of Russia due to the African swine fever disease
Belarus restricts pork imports from Germany and the Arkhangelsk and Orenburg regions of Russia due to African swine fever (ASF). Such information is available on the website of the Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, BELTA reports.
According to the World Animal Health Organization, cases of the disease of susceptible species of animals of African swine fever have been recorded in Saxony, Germany, and the Arkhangelsk and Orenburg regions in Russia.
In this regard, from November 27, temporary restrictions were introduced on the import into Belarus from Germany and two regions of Russia of live pigs, zoo and circus animals of susceptible species, pork (including wild boar meat) and other food pig raw materials, as well as products of their processing, leather, horn hoofed and intestinal raw materials, bristles, hunting trophies obtained from animals of susceptible types, other products.
The department informs of the need to take additional control measures to biologically protect pig breeding complexes of all forms of ownership.
African swine fever (Montgomery disease) is a viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. There's no vaccine against the ASF. Almost the entire population of sick animals dies. For humans the ASF is safe.