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FAO ASF situation report notes new case in Yunnan

International agency working with Indonesia to determine cause of unconfirmed swine deaths.

The U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Nov. 14 released its most recent African swine fever (ASF) situation report for Asia.

In the report, FAO noted a new outbreak in China's Yunnan province that affected a herd of 261 pigs. FAO reported that, to date, 1.192 million pigs have been culled in China.

Of note, FAO included a Figure showing the number of ASF cases reported in villages by region and onset month for China.

FAO also reported that, in Vietnam, since the first ASF outbreak on Feb. 19, all 63 provinces/cities have reported outbreaks, and more than 5.8 million pigs have been culled.

Furthermore, FAO noted that unconfirmed information about swine deaths in Indonesia continues. FAO said nearly 5,800 pigs have reportedly died in North Sumatra, although Indonesia has yet to confirm ASF. FAO said it is liaising with Indonesia's Directorate General of Livestock & Animal Health Services to confirm the cause of these swine deaths and explore needs.

Veterinary Bureau, MARA, China/via U.N. Food & Agriculture OrganizationFAO MARA fig1_2019_11_14.jpg

Number of ASF reported village by region by onset month* in China

TAGS: Biosecurity
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