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Cambodia reports first African swine fever outbreak

VNA
The first African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in Cambodia has been recorded in the northeastern province of Ratanakiri, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The OIE cited the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture as saying that the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute has detected the ASF virus in some backyard pigs.

ASF has killed 400 pigs in a village in Oyadav district of Ratanakiri province since March 22, while another 100 pigs were culled.

The OIE statement said that Cambodia has taken measures to control the outbreak in the area while closely monitoring the virus outside the affected zone.

ASF is a dangerous and fatal disease in pigs. Currently, no vaccine or medicine has been found against the disease. It does not affect the  health of humans.

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