Concern over Vietnam swine fever

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam is threatening Cambodia’s domestic pig market, with industry insiders concerned that illegally imported pigs could bring the disease to Cambodia.

However, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced measures to prevent an outbreak in the Kingdom.

ASF has been detected on three farms in two provinces in northern Vietnam, prompting Vietnamese authorities to slaughter 253 pigs to prevent the virus from spreading, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture’s Animal Health Department.

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