Swine fever spreads in Vietnam, 1.2m pigs culled

Swine fever spreads in Vietnam, 1.2m pigs culled

Swine fever spreads in Vietnam, 1.2m pigs culled

She added that the pig detected with African swine fever was imported from a farm in the southern mainland Chinese province of Guangdong.

In related news, as the annual meeting of the World Organisation for Animal Health is to take place in Paris at the end of this month, the council's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said it has received an invitation and would send representatives to the meeting.

During a teleconference held on Monday by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung assigned the ministry to issue documents guiding the slaughter of pigs in affected areas under the supervision of veterinary agencies. Denmark has begun erecting a 70km fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of the fever, which could jeopardise the country's valuable pork industry.

"If you have had contact with pigs other than your own, wash your clothes, shoes, any equipment used as well as shower before coming into contact with your own pigs". "We will enhance the surveillance and also testing of pigs, and now we collect samples from pigs with ASF symptoms for testing, and in the future we will step up the sampling of other pigs for testing".

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"Preferably do not feed kitchen waste, but if you have no other option, remove all meats and cook the kitchen waste thoroughly".

The disease can not be transmitted to humans and Chan says well-cooked pork is safe for consumption.

"Farmers are again requested to be vigilant and to report any sudden illness and deaths of their pigs to the local state veterinarian".

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