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Paris: Indonesia African swine fever epidemic At a farm in the Riau Islands near Singapore, the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) said Tuesday (9 May).

The outbreak, which killed 35,297 pigs out of a herd of 285,034 pigs on a farm on Isla Blanc, was detected on April 1 and confirmed on April 28, Paris-based WOAH said, according to Indonesian authorities. said by quoting

African swine fever (ASF) is not dangerous to humans, but it is deadly to pigs. The first wave of 2018 and 2019 killed millions of pigs and led to a dramatic decline in meat production that disrupted global markets. China faces a recent surge in infections this year doing.

The source of the outbreak in Indonesia is still unknown, but veterinary authorities told WOAH that humans, vehicles, feed, flies and wild boars may have played an important role in introducing ASF into farms.

An investigation was launched after the illness was discovered. Detected by Singapore Food Authority In imported pigs, they also said. Indonesia confirms outbreak of African swine fever

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