The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection recorded 78 cases of African swine fever (ASF) over the period of January-June 2018 versus 77 for the same period last year, Interfax reported.
"Of the total number of registered ASF cases, 42 were recorded among domestic pigs, 29 – in wildlife, seven - infected objects," the press service of the agency reported in response to a request from the Interfax-Ukraine agency.
In the first half of 2017 70 cases of ASF were recorded among domestic pigs and seven cases were recorded in wild fauna.
African swine fever is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. It is passed by direct contact of sick and healthy animals through pork products, by mites and mechanically (by vehicles, when transporting people and animals). There are no vaccines from ASF.