One more Vietnamese province hit by African swine feverStaff Writer | March 19, 2019
Vietnam's central Thua Thien Hue province has become the latest locality in the country stricken by African swine fever (ASF), local media reported on Tuesday.
Asia ASF has been detected in 18 Vietnamese localities
On March 16, the Department of Animal Health under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on its website that ASF has been detected in 18 Vietnamese localities, including the capital city of Hanoi, and over 26,800 pigs have been culled.
ASF has affected over 20 countries and regions so far, and there is no approved vaccine against the disease, according to the World Organization for Animal Health.
ASF is a severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs which can be spread by live or dead pig and pork products, the organization said, noting that the ASF virus is harmless to human, but causes hemorrhagic fever in pigs and wild boars that is almost fatal. ■