|A farmer in Trực Thắng Commune, Trực Ninh District, Nam Định Province sprinkles lime powder around the pig sty to prevent African swine fever. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Đạt|
HÀ NỘI — African swine fever has been successfully controlled in Ngọc Thụy Ward, Long Biên District and Phú Thị Commune, Gia Lâm District, according to Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
So far, the disease has been identified in 895 livestock farming households in 18 districts of Hà Nội, including Đông Anh, Sóc Sơn, Gia Lâm, Quốc Oai, Hoàng Mai, Thạch Thất, Phúc Thọ, Thanh Trì, Phú Xuyên, Thường Tín, Chương Mỹ, Hoài Đức, Đan Phượng, Hà Đông, Mê Linh, Ứng Hòa, Bắc Từ Liêm and Ba Vì.
More than 12,940 pigs have been culled in an attempt to stop the outbreak, Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) newspaper reported.
In the last two days of April 16 and 17, the African swine fever epidemic occurred in 229 households with 3,236 pigs culled.
The agriculture department has required the Animal Husbandry sub-department to closely monitor the disease and continue to take random samples from slaughterhouses for testing.
Local farmers should be given more information on the disease so that they can be aware of the danger, infection and solutions to prevent this disease.
In Nam Định Province, the disease struck nine of ten districts and cities, with nearly 28,000 pigs culled, vietnamplus.vn reported.
Only Ý Yên District has not detected this disease.
The provincial government has asked localities to take drastic measures to control the outbreak.
People’s committees at city and districts set up a mobile quarantine team and 87 quarantine spots on the roads to control the transport of pigs and pork products into and out of the region.
Sơn La Province also saw eight districts suffering from this disease, with nearly 3,150 pigs culled. — VNS