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Tra Vinh detects 10 new ASF outbreaks

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – African swine fever (ASF) has recurred in many parts of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, with 10 new ASF outbreaks reported so far, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

These 10 outbreaks were found in Tam Ngai and Phong Thanh communes of Cau Ke District and Tan Hiep Commune of Tra Cu District.

The department said on October 25 that it recently teamed up with the local authorities to help Ha Van Ut, a local resident in Tan Hiep Commune, Tra Cu District, cull his ASF-hit pig herd, reported Tuoi Tre Online.

The herd of over 100 pigs developed symptoms of ASF on October 14. The competent forces collected their samples for ASF testing and the results returned as positive.

In Cau Ke District, which has over 51,000 pigs, nine ASF outbreaks have been reported in Tam Ngai and Phong Thanh communes since the end of last month.

The competent local forces had to cull 300 pigs infected with ASF, weighing nearly 19 tons.

The provincial government has urged the department to join hands with local authorities to prevent the disease from spreading further.

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