Taking example for African swine fever test (Photo: VNA)

Ha Nam (VNA) – Authorities of the northern province of Ha Nam are intensifying efforts to contain and stamp out the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), as another case was announced on March 8.

Measures taken in this work include strengthening supervision to detect ASF outbreaks and to keep them from spreading, and increasing communications among locals for them to not trade, slaughter and transport infected pigs.

A campaign to spray chemicals in pig farms in the province has also been underway until March 31

So far, three district of the province have reported ASF which has affected more than 370 pigs.

The newest outbreak was discovered in a 63-head household herd.

The Ha Nam Sub-Department of Husbandry and Animal Health has buried all the infected pigs, sprayed disinfectants in the area, and established teams to inspect and control the transport of pig and pork into and out of the locality.-VNA