Laos - Minister calls for measures against pig disease outbreak

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sitaheng Rasphon has banned the import of pigs and pork products from neighbouring countries after an outbreak of blue ear disease on nine Vientiane farms.
Tuesday 13 July 2010 (7 years 10 months 9 days ago)
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sitaheng Rasphon has banned the import of pigs and pork products from neighbouring countries after an outbreak of blue ear disease on nine Vientiane farms.

More than 150 pigs have died in Sikhottabong, Hadxaifong and Sisattanak districts according to a report from the Livestock and Fisheries Department. The nine farms affected have 3,900 pigs, of which 620 have fallen ill. Livestock authorities are monitoring the situation and keeping surveillance on the outbreak.

http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/Free_Minister.htm

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