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Moscow Zoo closed because of infection
17.06.2011 09:03
Moscow Zoo closed because of infection

Moscow Zoo has urgently closed for suspected African swine fever infection. Yesterday night a 7 years old African river hog died. The animal didn't look ill the day before. The Zoo is closed on June, 16 and 17 because of this, for necessary experimentations and sanitary disposal.

      By now, official veterinary has carried out disinfection already two times. They also took tests of feeding stuff and isolated animals contacted with a died hog.

      Precise causes of the river hog's death will be found out today, on Friday. By now it is known only, that it was not anthrax. If the tests wouldn't confirm an African Plague, the Zoo can open already today.

      African swine fever, or Montgomery disease, fixed first in 1903, is not dangerous for human health, but very destructive for animals: it won't respond to treatment and vaccinal prevention also doesn't help.


Author: Yulia Buzykina

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