Ukrainian food safety service: ASF case recorded in Poltava region
A case of African swine fever (ASF) was recorded in the village Lytviaky in Poltava region on August 21.
The State Service for Food Safety and Consumers' Rights Protection of Ukraine reported on Thursday that pigs were killed in a private household.
According to preliminary data, households in Lytviaky are breeding around 100 pigs.
Measures are being taken to localise the disease on the site of the outbreak and prevent the spread of ASF pathogens.
The ASF virus is the causative agent of ASF. The virus causes a hemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in pigs, but persistently infects its natural hosts, warthogs, bush pigs and soft ticks of the Ornithodoros genus, without any visible symptoms. There is currently no vaccine against ASF.