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·         China reports more ASF outbreaks

Announcement follows a day after government official claims disease "generally under control;" Vietnam conducts biosecurity drills.

 

·         Drill against African swine fever held in Lào Cai

A drill to prepare for the possible infiltration of African swine fever into Việt Nam was held in northern Lào Cai Province on Wednesday…

 

·         African swine fever outbreaks under control: official

… Thanks to the efforts, the situation has started to improve and restrictions have been lifted in 35 infected areas in eight provincial regions… 

 

 

China reports more ASF outbreaks

Announcement follows a day after government official claims disease "generally under control;" Vietnam conducts biosecurity drills.

 

Tim Lundeen, Feedstuffs

Dec 05, 2018

 

More African swine fever (ASF) cases were detected in China's capital of Beijing as well as in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi, the agricultural ministry said on Wednesday, according to a Reuters report.

 

On Tuesday, China's Xinhua news services reported that a senior agricultural official said the ASF outbreaks in China were "generally under control" as prevention and control measures "have been effective."

 

In the new cases announced Dec. 5, a total of 158 pigs were reported killed by the highly contagious disease at farms affected in these regions, Reuters said.

 

According to Xinhua, China's vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs Yu Kangzhen told a meeting with political advisors that some 631,000 pigs were culled across the country and measures including strengthened monitoring of live pig transportation and tightened entry inspection and quarantine have been taken.

 

Thanks to the efforts, Yu said the situation has started to improve and restrictions have been lifted in 35 infected areas in eight provincial regions.

 

Xinhua further reported that Yu said China will continue to tighten the supervision and prevent imported epidemics.

 

Meanwhile, authorities in neighboring Vietnam...

 

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Drill against African swine fever held in Lào Cai

 

Viet Nam News

December, 05/2018

 

LÀO CAI — A drill to prepare for the possible infiltration of African swine fever into Việt Nam was held in northern Lào Cai Province on Wednesday.

 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the country faced a high risk as the disease has affected several provinces in China, including Yunan province which borders northwestern Việt Nam, since August this year.

 

At the event, Phùng Đức Tiến, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pointed out three main reasons that make the infiltration of the disease into Việt Nam highly possible.

 

“First is the illegal trading and transportation of pigs and pork products from affected countries and regions into Việt Nam,” he said.

 

“Trading and tourism activities of people from affected countries, and trading and consumption of pork products, even cooked ones, of people in border areas can also bring the virus into the country. And thirdly, as the demand for pork products increase as Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays approach, the risk of an epidemic is also very high.”

 

The drill was held with the assumption an outbreak was discovered at a village in Bát Xát District.

 

A task force...

 

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African swine fever outbreaks under control: official

 

Source: Xinhua (China)

via China.org.cn - December 5, 2018

 

African swine fever outbreaks are generally under control in China as prevention and control measures have been effective, a senior agricultural official said Tuesday.

 

A total of 81 cases of the disease had been reported in 21 provincial regions as of Monday, vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs Yu Kangzhen said at a meeting with political advisors.

 

Some 631,000 pigs were culled across the country and measures including strengthened monitoring of live pig transportation and tightened entry inspection and quarantine have been taken, according to Yu.

 

Thanks to the efforts, the situation has started to improve and restrictions have been lifted in 35 infected areas in eight provincial regions.

 

African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs. It does not affect humans or other animal species...

 

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