The Republic of Georgia recently reported cases of African Swine Fever within the country. Now, the country's Deputy Agriculture Minister reports that measures have been taken to contain its spread.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization officials warned that the disease could have a catastrophic economic impact unless it was contained, reports Meatingplace.com
Just today, the Associated Press reports that authorities have isolated affected pigs and halted transport. Officials have killed pigs whose owners couldn't be found; they also disinfected areas that were affected by the disease. None of the pork from effected pigs has been allowed at shops and markets.
According to Republic of Georgia officials, swine fever has killed some 30,000 pigs — more are expected to die in the affected areas.