African Swine Fever Found in 4 Provinces in Cambodia

(Phnom Penh): Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced at a press conference on “African swine fever outbreak” this morning July 11 that ASF virus was detected in four provinces in Cambodia – Ratanakiri, Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng and Takeo.

 

ASF virus is highly contagious and can spread rapidly among domestic pigs but it will not pose a hazard or a risk to humans, according to experts.

 

ASF was first discovered in 1907. The Chinese authorities reported the first outbreak in August 2018 while the Vietnamese authorities announced in February 2019.

 

To date, there are over 2,000 pigs affected by ASF virus in Cambodia. In response to the issue, the authorities have spread information, destroyed pigs that contained ASF and banned transportation of pork products from where the outbreaks have occurred.

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