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         Mekong delta provinces make concerted efforts to combat African Swine Fever

Provinces in the Mekong delta have adopted various measures against African Swine Fever (ASF) these days because of complicated development of the disease.

 

         FAO, OIE support Vietnam in tackling African swine fever outbreaks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have said they are willing to help Vietnam deal with the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

 

 

 

Mekong delta provinces make concerted efforts to combat African Swine Fever

Provinces in the Mekong delta have adopted various measures against African Swine Fever (ASF) these days because of complicated development of the disease.

 

Sai Gon Giai Phong/Saigon Online (Vietnam)

March 12, 2019

 

Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper is an organ of the Party Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Being one of provinces with largest hog herd in the Mekong delta, Tien Giang authorities have got their teeth into battling the disease. The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday said that Peopleís Committee in Tien Giang has issued urgent dispatch on implementation of measures against ASF.

 

According to the dispatch, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, related agencies and local administrations were asked to prepare disinfectants for the Disinfection month in the province to prevent disease entry and spread.

 

Moreover, these agencies ought to increase information of the possibility of the disease and instruct inhabitants how to prevent the disease on animals as well as tighten control over transportation, slaughter and trading of animal products in the jurisdiction to guarantee provision of safe food to residents.

 

Quarantine stations have been set up in in the highway and paths bordering with neighboring provinces.

 

District people committees requested to enhance supervision to family farms for early discovery to handle cases of ASF-infected animals.

 

Harsh penalties will be imposed on breeders who didnít report the disease or sell of their animal as well as violators who slaughter, sell and transport unchecked animals.

 

Meanwhile, the Agriculture and Rural Development in Kien Giang said 340,000 hogs are being raised in the province plus around 5,000 pigs are bought from other places into the province. Kien Giang Province has long border line...

 

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FAO, OIE support Vietnam in tackling African swine fever outbreaks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have said they are willing to help Vietnam deal with the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).

 

Vietnam Net

12/03/2019

 

Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper reported that FAO is building an emergency aid project for Vietnam, estimated to be worth about 500,000 USD.

 

Pawin Padungtod, Senior Technical Coordinator of the FAO Emergency Centre for Trans-boundary Animal Diseases, said the organisation will offer technical assistance and work with agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to control the disease.

 

Laure Weber-Vintzel, OIE Deputy Sub-Regional Representative, said the OIE has collected information and shared it among its members to help them respond to African swine fever outbreaks. The OIE is willing to provide Vietnam technical support to fight the disease, she said.

 

At least 13 provinces across the country have detected African swine fever infections, with the number of culled pigs amounting to 12,000.

 

The newspaper also reported that this month, a delegation of leading experts from across the world will visit Vietnam to assist its efforts to curb the disease.

 

The virus does not affect humans but does cause haemorrhagic fever in pigs and wild boars that is almost always fatal. There is no antidote or vaccine...

 

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