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  • ​Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever

    HEALTH NEWS SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 / 6:39 AM / A DAY AGO

    Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever

    Panarat Thepgumpanat, Patpicha Tanakasempipat

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Tuesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever.
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    Thailand’s department of livestock said the culling of the pigs was a “preventative action” after two pigs died mysteriously in the northern province of Chiang Rai, about 20 km (12.43 miles) from Myanmar.
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    Nopporn said blood and tissue samples of the first pigs were sent on Monday to a lab in another northern province, Lampang, to see whether they had contracted African swine fever.

    Lab results could take about 14 days, he said.
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN1W31F8
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    Thai Government Denies Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Chiang Rai
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    Published 2 days ago on September 21, 2019By CTN News

    BANGKOK – Thailand’s government has denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in Chiang Rai.

    Deputy Agriculture Minister Prapat Pothasuthon said that no outbreak swine fever have been confirmed. Road checkpoints have been established to block the transport of pigs out of designated risk areas. Mostly along the border with Myanmar and Laos in Chiang Rai.
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    About 200 pigs in Chiang Rai were recently culled and tissue samples from them sent for laboratory testing.

    It quoted Nopporn Mahakantha, chief of Chiang Rai’s Livestock Development Office, as saying the culling was a preventive measure against swing fever. Some pigs showed symptoms such as lassitude and poor appetite. and the pigs were culled as a precaution.

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    https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thail...in-chiang-rai/
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      24 provinces monitored for Asian swine fever

      National
      Sep 27. 2019
      By The Nation

      The Department of Livestock Development has announced that 24 provinces of Thailand are now surveillance areas for African swine fever (ASF).
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      Anyone wishing to move animals or carcasses of pigs or wild boars, including semen or embryos for breeding, through an epidemic surveillance area must obtain permission from the veterinarian responsible for that area.
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      https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376805
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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