HCM City has stepped up inspection to prevent the risk of an African swine fever outbreak after the disease spread to neighbouring provinces, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. First Mekong Delta province reports African swine fever HCM City plans to reserve pork, poultry as ASF virus spreads fast An animal health division official in Vi Thuy District, Hau Giang Province, disinfects households that have suffered an outbreak of African swine fever. — VNA/VNS Photo Hong Thai This is one of the emergency preventive measures the city has added to its plans to combat the disease, Nguyen Phuoc Trung, the department’s head, said at a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday. Three more quarantine checkpoints have been set up along the borders with Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces to carefully monitor pigs being transported to the city, he said. Vehicles carrying pigs have been disinfected at these places as did all slaughterhouses in the city. Pigs in local farms are being tested for the disease. Five districts where pigs are bred need close monitoring and disinfection. Trung said no cases of African swine fever have been reported yet in… Read full this story
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