ASF detected in Malaysia

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The Negri Sembilan Veterinary Services Department (JPVNS) has confirmed that the African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected at a farm in Kampung Baru Tanah Merah Site A, in the town of Port Dickson, Malaysia.

According to a report from Malay Mail, Datuk Bakri Sawir, the State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman, said the disease was detected after samples were taken from two of the 275 pigs at the unlicenced farm.

JPVNS has taken steps to seal off the area and has increased personnel monitor around five-kilometre radius of the area to ensure there was no movement of livestock in or out.

“We received information about the disease on Thursday, JPVNS took samples on the two animals and they were found to have severe fever after the results came in yesterday evening,” said Mr Sawir.

“We could not get the cooperation of the farm owner as to how the animals were infected but according to unconfirmed reports, the origin of the infection was probably when the animals were brought in from Perak, but investigations are still underway.”



By Iain Hoey / Pig World

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