Cambodia reports 2 more cases of African swine fever

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PHNOM PENH, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia has found two more cases of African swine fever in two provinces, bringing the total cases in the kingdom to four, the country’s Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Monday.

One case was detected in a pig farm in Russey Chuo Khang Tboung village in Svay Chrum district in southeastern Svay Rieng province, and another was discovered in Ampil village in Angkor Borey district in southern Takeo province, he said in a statement.

The two cases were confirmed by the Institute of Animal Health and Production on July 5, he said, without giving the number of hogs killed by the disease in the two outbreak areas.

“Buying, selling and transporting live pigs, pig meats and pork-made products within a 3-km radius of the outbreak areas must be suspended,” Sakhon said.

He ordered the animal health officials to place the outbreak zones under surveillance and to closely monitor the virus within a 10-km radius of the affected zones.

According to the minister, African swine fever does not harm humans, but kills pigs and there is no vaccine or cure.

The Southeast Asian nation reported the first outbreak of the virus in late March in backyard pigs in northeastern Rattanakiri province, and the second case last week in southeastern Tboung Khmum province. Enditem

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