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  • Shiloh

    Nghe An strives to stamp out African swine fever
    LDO | 24/09/2020 | 14:41

    African swine fever outbreak has occurred in 9 districts in Nghe An province. Provincial agriculture sector, local authorities are trying to stop.

    At this time, in hamlet 2 (**** Nghia commune-**** Nguyen district-Nghe An), the barn, which had 2 sows, 6 porkers with a total weight of about 1 ton, of Mr. Tran Van Tien is now empty. due to African swine fever. "Just re-herding not long ago, the family is once again empty-handed," said Mr. Tien.

    Mr. Nguyen Van De - Vice Chairman of People's Committee of **** Nghia commune said: “In less than 2 weeks, there have been many outbreaks of African swine fever with small scale, mainly in household scale. family. At present, the commune has destroyed more than 4.1 tons of pigs from 10 households in the area ”.

    According to the report on the disease situation, Que Phong district destroyed 166 pigs from 52 households in 9 hamlets in 3 communes Chau Thon, Chau Kim and Quang Phong. In many villages and hamlets, the raising of pigs freely or not applying the methods of biosafety, veterinary hygiene, spreads and spreads diseases.

    Mr. Nguyen Ba Hien - Director of Que Phong agricultural service center said: “The district has sent forces to each village to propagate people to declare when it detects abnormal signs of pigs. Deploying the supply and distribution of 204 liters of chemicals and 14.5 tons of lime powder to high risk areas ”.

    After a period of lull, from the end of August, African swine fever outbreaks again in the province of Nghe An. As of September 21, the number of swine epidemic forced destruction was 474 heads belonging to 123 households of 27 communes in 9 districts.

    Talking about the cause of the epidemic spreading, Mr. Ngo Duc Quynh, Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Livestock and Animal Health said: “Nghe An is wide, there are many highways, many trails, the opening goes through; the breeding form is small and scattered, making it difficult to control; Long heavy rain, dead animals, waste from slaughterhouses go everywhere ... "

    “Districts have to check and make statistics on the total number of pigs; At the same time, propagandize and guide people to apply biosafety measures in animal husbandry, perform well 'five zero' according to regulations and especially not to hide epidemics, not to sell sick pigs ”, Mr. Quynh added .

    In particular, in order to avoid the situation of "overlapping epidemics" (avian influenza A / H5N6 appeared in some localities), localities need to strictly control the epidemic at the grassroots level. Increase seed control when re-herding. Besides, deploying vaccinations on a large scale, disinfecting the environment to proactively prevent other diseases on livestock.

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    African swine fever,
    Information received on 23/09/2020 from Dr Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoď, Vietnam
    Report type Follow-up report No. 34
    Date of start of the event 01/02/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 18/02/2019
    Report date 23/09/2020
    Date submitted to OIE 23/09/2020
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent African swine fever virus
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (20/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (25/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (25/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (27/02/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (03/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (04/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (07/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (13/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (17/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (19/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (20/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (23/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (28/03/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 13 (14/05/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 14 (20/05/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 15 (26/05/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 16 (31/05/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 17 (05/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 18 (11/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 19 (15/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 20 (17/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 21 (21/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 22 (25/06/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 23 (04/07/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 24 (09/07/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 25 (26/07/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 26 (31/08/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 27 (10/11/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 28 (07/01/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 29 (08/02/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 30 (24/02/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 31 (16/03/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 32 (09/05/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 33 (02/07/2020)
    Follow-up report No. 34 (23/09/2020)
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 Khanh Thuan, Khanh Thuan, U Minh, Ca Mau
    Date of start of the outbreak 30/08/2020
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 5 5 2 3 0
    Outbreak 2 Lam Hai, Lam Hai, Nam Can, Ca Mau
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/09/2020
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 2 2 0 2 0
    Outbreak 3 Tan Duc, Tan Duc, Dam Doi, Ca Mau
    Date of start of the outbreak 10/09/2020
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 14 14 5 9 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Swine 21 21 7 14 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Swine 100.00% 33.33% 33.33% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


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  • Shiloh

    Vietnam on high alert of African swine fever recurrence
    Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-18 15:32:22|Editor: huaxia

    HANOI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Many localities across Vietnam have recently reported the recurrence of the African swine fever (ASF), raising concerns about the widespread of the disease this year.

    In the past 10 days, farmers in Que Phong district, Vietnam's central Nghe An province, have culled 118 pigs, equivalent to nearly five tons, due to the ASF, local authorities said Friday.

    Starting with an outbreak on Sept. 7, the disease has now been confirmed in three communes of Que Phong district, according to the provincial government's newspaper Nghe An.

    Since late August, Nghe An province has recorded ASF outbreaks in five other districts, including **** Nguyen, Yen Thanh, Nam Dan, Ky Son and Nghi Loc, said the authorities.

    The recurrence of ASF was also seen in the southern Mekong Delta after nearly six months free of new outbreaks, local online newspaper Sai Gon Liberty reported Friday.

    Specimens from pigs raised by some households in southern Ca Mau and Soc Trang province tested positive to the ASF virus few days ago, according to the report...

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  • Shiloh

    Khanh Hoa: African swine fever was discovered in Nha Trang city
    13:37 - September 20, 2020

    (People of birth) - On September 19, information from the Department of Livestock and Animal Health of Khanh Hoa province said: 3 samples were taken from commercial pigs of Mr. Nguyen Van Kiem's ​​household (in Phuoc Loc village, commune Phuoc Dong, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, was positive for African swine fever virus.

    The incident happened before, the Nha Trang city authorities examined the 24 commercial hybrid pigs of Nguyen Van Kiem's ​​household and found 3 with symptoms of African swine fever with symptoms such as : hemorrhage, cyanosis of thin skin, congested lymph nodes ... Local authorities took 3 samples for testing and destroyed these 3 pigs.

    The People's Committee of Phuoc Dong commune asked the head of the household to continue to isolate and monitor the disease situation of the remaining 21 pigs. But then Mr. Nguyen Van Kiem sold all the 21 pigs mentioned above and did not report to the local authorities, did not comply with the regulations on disease prevention.

    Through the epidemiological investigation of the authorities, Mr. Nguyen Van Kiem claimed to buy this herd of pigs from the place where African swine fever was found before, Suoi Dau commune, Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province. On July 31, 2020, Mr. Nguyen Van Kiem also vaccinated the sows with foot-and-mouth vaccine and on August 22, 2020, he vaccinated the above pig herd with Blue Ear vaccine.

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  • Shiloh

    Every month, thousands of pigs are destroyed because of African swine fever
    LDO | 13/08/2020 | 12:39

    Currently, there are 184 communes in 65 districts of 19 provinces and cities having the epidemic of African swine fever less than 21 days. Every month, thousands of pigs have to be destroyed because of this disease.

    The country has 19 provinces with African swine fever

    According to the Department of Animal Health (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development-Agriculture and Rural Development), only August 2020 (as of August 12), African swine fever recurred in 46 communes of 12 provinces.

    The total number of infected pigs forced to be destroyed in August2020 was 2,099. Before that, in June-July 2020, this disease also recurred in many provinces, causing nearly 9,800 pigs to be destroyed.

    Most recently, on August 12, the People's Committee of Muong Nhe commune, Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien province coordinated with functional agencies to destroy 16 pigs infected with African swine fever.

    Previously, a herd of 16 pigs in the household of Dao Hong Ngoc, in the population group No. 2, Muong Nhe commune, showed signs of illness and death.

    On July 7, Mr. Ngoc's family reported to the authorities to take samples for testing at the District 1 Veterinary Department (Hanoi).

    As of August 10, the results showed that the test samples were positive for African swine fever virus.

    Muong Nhe Commune People's Committee has coordinated with specialized agencies to destroy all infected pigs. At the same time, supplying chemicals and lime powder to spray and disinfect barns in Mr. Ngoc's household and neighboring areas according to regulations.

    In general, there are now 184 communes in 65 districts of 19 provinces and cities with African swine fever in less than 21 days.

    To prevent outbreaks of African swine fever on a large scale, the Department of Animal Health is constantly inspecting and urging localities in the prevention and control of animal diseases.

    Occurrence of other epidemics on cattle and poultry

    Also according to the Department of Animal Health, although on August 13 there was no new outbreak reported in the localities, at present, there are 3 outbreaks of avian flu in 3 provinces: Long An: 1 avian flu outbreak A / H5N1; Tra Vinh: 1 avian influenza A / H5N1; Kon Tum: 1 avian influenza A / H5N6.
    Raising high technology, applying science and technology to prevent epidemics for livestock and poultry. Photo: Duy Linh
    Raising high technology, applying science and technology to prevent epidemics for livestock and poultry. Photo: Duy Linh

    The foot-and-mouth disease epidemic has occurred in Quang Tri and Dong Nai with 2 outbreaks. In particular, in Quang Tri province appeared 1 outbreak in Cam Thanh commune, Cam Lo district. Total infected cattle are 30.

    In Dong Nai province, an outbreak has occurred in Binh Son commune, Long Thanh district. The total infected cattle are 11.

    Currently, there are 5 outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease that have passed 21 days in the provinces: Kon Tum in Dak Tuc and Dak Ang communes; Quang Tri: In Huc Nghi commune; Nghe An: Tan Thang commune; Phu Yen: Xuan Quang commune 2.

    Thus, up to this point, the country had 5 foot-and-mouth outbreaks occurring in 5 provinces, including: Quang Tri, Nghe An, Kon Tum, Cao Bang and Dong Nai.
    Vu Long

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    Vietnam: 2020 African Swine Fever


    Vietnam detects African swine fever in northern province
    Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-29 20:41:24|Editor: huaxia

    HANOI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- African swine fever has been detected in a hamlet in northern Vietnam's Hoa Binh province, Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.

    Local authorities said nearly 200 pigs had died in Ngu hamlet in the province's Hien Luong commune since mid-April...