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FMD-free status granted to five regions of Russia

Five Russian regions are recognized as FMD-free with vaccination zones. This decision was announced at the 90th General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), the Rosselkhoznadzor press service reports.

FMD-free status granted to five regions of Russia
Photo by Alexander Plonsky /V&L

“Based on the assessment of the dossier submitted by the Rosselkhoznadzor, a decision was made to officially recognize zone 5 “Far East” as FMD-free with vaccination,” the service said in a statement.

This zone includes the Amur Region, the Khabarovsk, Primorsky, and Trans-Baikal Territories, and the Jewish Autonomous Region.

“This territory is characterized by a long land border with FMD-affected countries, such as China and Mongolia,” the Rosselkhoznadzor said.

Service officials observed that a number of requirements have to be met in order to maintain the FMD-free status, which include transportation requirements for animals susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease (cattle, pigs, and camels) and for animal food products such as meat and milk.

Reminder: Besides zone 5, there are four more areas in Russia that are recognized by WOAH as FMD-free zones. These include the majority of Russian regions.

In addition, during the General Session of WOAH, Russia confirmed being free from peste des petits ruminants (PPR-free status), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP-free status), and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE-free status).  

Disease-free status affects the export of animal products.  

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English version, 31 May 2023 21:55
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