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Malaysia: 2021 African Swine Fever

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    Domestic pigs in Pitas infected with African Swine Flu
    Posted on February 20, 2021, Saturday at 11:05 PM Sabah

    KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Department of Veterinary Services has linked the recent deaths of scores of pigs in Pitas district to a possible outbreak of the deadly African swine fever.

    However, Deputy Chief Minister cum Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said further tests will still have to be carried out to confirm it.

    “Initial tests showed that eight of the 13 samples collected from the pigs in Pitas showed positive results for ASF. Currently, the Department of Veterinary Services in Putrajaya is conducting the confirmatory tests for this disease via DNA sequencing and we should be able to get the results in a day or two,” he said in a statement here today...