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PHNOM PENH, Aug. 4 (Xinhua CPP) Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries 4, issued a statement that the Cambodian government has decided to temporarily ban imports of live pigs from neighboring countries to prevent the pig blue ear disease spreading in Cambodia.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on that day, neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, an outbreak of blue ear pig disease has spread to some neighboring countries of Cambodia border provinces, the Cambodian government decided to suspend imports of live pigs from neighboring countries to prevent the further spread of the epidemic in Cambodia .

Hun Sen said that Cambodia is not the intention to take such measures violate WTO rules, but to prevent the spread of the epidemic in Cambodia, affecting Cambodia's aquaculture industry and endanger public health.

Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries held an emergency meeting that day, asked the Cambodian authorities, especially in border provinces, to take immediate and effective measures to temporarily ban imports of live pigs from neighboring countries.

Border ports of entry quarantine unit must strictly and offenders will be punished according to law.

Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries also asked relevant departments to strengthen supervision, have been found in domestic pigs are not slaughtered for human consumption, not sale, not transfer.

Cambodian livestock experts, the OIE report, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, most parts of the outbreak of the epidemic of PRRS, a large number of pigs being slaughtered.

Some of those in Cambodia and neighboring countries have also taken place in the provinces bordering PRRS outbreak, hundreds of sick or dead pigs.



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