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African swine fever hits Vietnam’s HCM City

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According to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, specimens from pigs raised by a household in the city’s District 9 have been tested positive to the ASF virus.

To prevent ASF from spreading, local agencies have culled all 163 pigs raised by the household and have disinfected surrounding areas.

ASF is a severe viral disease affecting domestic pigs and boars, which can be spread by live or dead pigs and pork products.

 

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