African swine fever outbreak spreading widely in Vietnam – government

FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a farm outside Hanoi
FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a farm outside Hanoi, Vietnam June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

November 25, 2021

HANOI (Reuters) – An African swine fever outbreak is spreading widely in Vietnam and is hurting the local farming industry, the government said on Thursday.

The outbreak has this year spread to 57 out of the country’s 63 cities and provinces, the government said in a statement, adding that the authorities have so far this year culled 230,000 hogs, three times higher than a year earlier.

(Editing by Martin Petty)