Thursday, August 29, 2019

African Swine Fever continues to expand

The territory where African Swine Fever has broken out continues to expand, most recently to Myanmar and Russia.

It has now gone into eight countries since outbreaks began a year ago in China where some estimate that half the pig population has either been sickened or culled.

Viet Nam has also suffered heavy losses.

There have been outbreaks in Cambodia, Laos, North Korea and Mongolia.

Canada has been on high alert and biosecurity protocols to keep out the deadly and highly-contagious disease.