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African swine fever spreading in Hà Nội’s districts

Update: April, 23/2019 - 11:38
African swine fever have been 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. — VNA/VNS Photo

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. VNS

 

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