China News Service, Nur Sultan, December 7 According to a report from the Kazakhstan News Agency on the 7th, to prevent the spread of African swine fever, Kazakhstan has decided to temporarily ban the import of pork and pork products from Russia.
The news pointed out that in view of the recent outbreak of African swine fever in Russia, the Veterinary Supervision and Administration Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan decided to impose a ban on all pork (including wild boar), pork products and pig feed from Russia.
The North Kazakhstan region of Kazakhstan borders Russia, and the region has taken relevant measures for “external defense” and “internal control.” The North-Kazakhstan quarantine department stated that it will conduct quarantine inspections on all vehicles from Russia to ensure that related products are not brought into Kazakhstan.
In addition, North Kazakhstan has launched pandemic prevention propaganda and explanations for local farmers and related practitioners. At present, the total number of pigs raised in North Kazakhstan is about 235,000. The North-Kazakhstan quarantine department revealed that the ban and quarantine measures will not be cancelled until the end of the African swine fever pandemic in Russia.
It is reported that Russia’s Emsk Region has announced the implementation of quarantine measures against the African swine fever pandemic until December 24.
The Kazakhstan media quoted experts to point out that African swine fever does not infect humans, but it is lethal to livestock, and infected pigs can only be destroyed and disposed of. There is currently no vaccine for African swine fever.