The outbreak of African swine fever in southwestern China could pose a threat to Thailand's hog industry. (Post Today photo)Animal health authorities in Southeast Asia have beefed up border surveillance for African swine fever after a third outbreak of the deadly pig virus was reported in China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The fast-spreading virus was found in a “backyard” operation last week in Guanfang village, within about 200 kilometres of China’s border with Myanmar and Laos and near Thailand. “The virus is spreading extremely quickly in China, highlighting the challenge controlling the transportation of pigs and pork products,” Ms Weber-Vintzel said on Wednesday in a telephone interview. Fourteen Chinese provinces have reported infected pigs since the disease began spreading there in August.
Source: Bangkok Post November 07, 2018 13:41 UTC