Two more Vietnamese provinces hit by African swine feverStaff Writer | March 10, 2019
Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh in Vietnam's northern region have become the latest two Vietnamese localities stricken by African swine fever (ASF), Vietnam News Agency reported.
Asia ASF is a severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs
To date, ASF outbreaks have been detected in 12 Vietnamese localities, killing and leading to the forced culling of 11,500 pigs, Vietnam Central Television reported on Saturday.
ASF have affected 21 countries so far, and there is no approved vaccine against the disease now, 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 humans, but causes hemorrhagic fever in pigs and wild boars that is almost fatal. ■