According to a local resident residing in Thanh Thoi hamlet, 40 pigs from his farm started showing the symptoms of the ASF virus from May 8-13. After notifying authorities regarding the incident, the results of samples taken from the infected pig farm were tested positive for the ASF virus.
Chau Thanh district’s animal health station has been co-ordinating with local authorities and other relevant units to spray disinfectants and cull the 83 pig-strong flock in the contaminated pig farm.
Previously, two outbreaks of ASF were also reported among two households in the districts of Chau Thanh and Vi Thuy with a total of 68 infected pigs forced to be culled.
Inspection teams in localities have been asked to tighten the control over the transportation of pigs and pork products throughout the region.
In addition, quarantine checkpoints have been set up in localities that have suffered from outbreaks of ASF in order to strictly and effectively control the epidemic.