Emergency Declared Over Swine Fever

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KRYLOVSKAYA, Russia, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A district in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region has declared a state of emergency due to a swine fever outbreak, emergency response officials say.

The emergency was declared Sunday for the region after 50 pigs died because of the disease, RIA Novosti reported.

The virus was discovered near the village of Krylovskaya at a private farm where 15 pigs were found dead.

The area covered in the state of emergency is home to 11,839 pigs, the regional emergencies center said.

Swine fever affects both wild and domesticated animals, which contract the disease from contact with sick animals.

The virus does not affect humans.

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