African swine fever spreads to the south of Dong Nai province

Vietnam’s African swine fever has recently slowed down, and some infected areas have not been found to have unblocked new cases. However, the veterinary unit in the Dong Nai province in the south recently found African cases of swine fever in two local pig farms, becoming the first province and city in the southern region to become an infected area.

In Vietnam, the first case of African swine fever was discovered in early February. The epidemic quickly spread to dozens of northern and central provinces and cities, and at least 80,000 sick pigs were forced to cull.

The Vietnam Veterinary Bureau said in mid-April that the African swine fever epidemic situation has basically been controlled. As of April 16, there have been 23 African pig plague areas in the country for more than 30 days without discovering new cases, and the blockade can be lifted in accordance with relevant regulations.

The Vietnam News News website reported that the Dong Nai veterinary unit recently sampled two pig farms with abnormal pig deaths in Trang Bom and Nhon Trach. The results were sampled in Africa. The swine fever is positive.

It is worth mentioning that Dong Nai is the province with the largest number of pigs in Vietnam, with a total of more than 2.5 million heads, and the number of pigs in large-scale pig farms is 75%. The rest are in smaller pig farmers.

After the outbreak of the epidemic, the veterinary units in Dong Nai immediately culled the sick pigs, blocked the infected areas, prohibited the slaughtering of pigs in the area, pork transportation, trading and other activities; the veterinary units in neighboring provinces and cities such as Ho Chi Minh City also actively took anti-epidemic operations to immunize Continue to expand.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201905070058.aspx

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