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    Brazil is open to helping Russia tackle African swine fever if Moscow needs assistance, but the issue has not been decided by the sides yet, Brazil’s deputy agriculture minister told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — “If Russia needs our help, exchange of information, cooperation, we will be more than happy to assist. But we did not discuss this particular issue,” Tatiana Palermo said.

    Brazil is seen as a successful example of African swine fever eradication while the outbreak still continues in Russia. The most recent cases of this disease were reported in Russia’s Ryazan and Tombov regions. The disease has also been recorded in the Baltic states and some northern European countries.

    African swine fever affects domestic pigs, warthogs and wild pigs. There is no vaccine or treatment. The virus is very stable and can remain in produce for months.

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