ASF Vietnam: 22 new villages reported infected

04-03-2019 | | |
Vietnam in red on political map. 3D illustration.
Vietnam in red on political map. 3D illustration.

Vietnam has reported that 22 additional villages have reported the occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF).

The outbreaks were reported on Monday, March 4, by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Until this Monday, the country had reported 11 outbreaks in total.

The total count of pigs that succumbed to the virus as well as that had to be culled in Vietnam alone has risen to 4,238. So far all virus outbreaks have been reported from ‘villages’ and not from farms.

ASF reports from at least 6 provinces

The outbreaks have all been reported from at least 6 provinces around the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Most often affected province is Thai Binh province with at least 14 reported outbreaks, followed by Hung Yen (9) and Hai Phong (6).

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Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world