Russia’s Tula Region Fears Swine Flu Outbreak Due to Slaughterhouse Pollution

28 Jun 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, TULA

Russia’s Tula region fears a possible African Swine Fever epidemic after a slaughterhouse there was found to be releasing untreated wastewater from infected carcasses into a local river. The regional environmental prosecutor launched an urgent investigation into the matter earlier this month, after it was discovered that the slaughterhouse’s on-site processes for protecting the local environment from contamination had completely broken down. African Swine Fever is transmitted by ticks and other such insects, and causes lethal hemorrhaging within the host animal, usually within a week of infection...

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