Vietnam is targeting more than 90 percent of its communes and wards being free of African swine fever (ASF) by 2022 and the country being free of the disease by 2025.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has suggested the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) transfer virus samples to Vietnam to study and produce vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.
An African swine fever (ASF) outbreak has been reported in Lien Hiep commune, Duc Trong district in the central highland province of Lam Dong, according to Nguyen Van Chau, deputy director of the provincial department of Agriculture and Rural Development, on June 25.
The African swine fever (ASF) in pigs has appeared in 55 out of 63 provinces and centrally run cities in the country, forcing the cull of 2.5 million pigs, or 7.5 percent of the total pig stocks, it was reported at a conference on fighting the disease and restoring the pig farming industry on June 13.
PSNews – The traffic police force of Quang Tri was deployed to key routes and localities to support the local veterinary force functional units in checking transport vehicles to prevent the spread of African swine fever.
The northern mountainous province of Lai Chau announced its first African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on March 19, raising the total number of disease-hit localities nationwide to 20.
The FAO, in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), conducted an emergency response mission from 11 – 15 March 2019 in Viet Nam to enhance the country’s ability to respond to and prevent further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF).
PSNews - In order to halt the spreading of the African swine fever (ASF), the Ministry of Public Security has directed the police units in southern provinces to set up checkpoints at the gateway to each locality.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is keeping a close watch of the pork market and will promptly take measures to ensure supply amidst concerns about possible shortage due to outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in northern localities.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), relevant agencies and localities to take prompt measures to control African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam.