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Thailand on Red Alert in Bid to Stop ‘Pig Ebola’ Crossing Border

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Thailand on Red Alert in Bid to Stop ‘Pig Ebola’ Crossing Border

By Randy Thanthong-Knight  and Anuchit Nguyen

 

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African swine fever reported in Hong Kong and more Vietnamese regions in MayDominic Carey

 

Thailand, one of Asia’s top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that’s causing havoc as it spreads across the region.

 

African swine fever -- a disease that kills nearly all the pigs it infects -- has been spreading through Asia from China and Mongolia to Vietnam and Cambodia. Millions of pigs have been culled, creating a global protein shortage and saddling farmers and food businesses with billions of dollars in costs.

 

“We’re on red alert for the pig virus,” Anan Suwannarat, the permanent secretary in Thailand’s Agriculture Ministry, said in an interview. “We’re trying everything to prevent it from spreading to Thailand.”

 

Full story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-17/thailand-on-red-alert-in-bid-to-stop-pig-ebola-crossing-border?srnd=markets-vp

 

Bloomberg: 2019-05-19

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Expect an increase in usage of dog meat across Asia.

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4 hours ago, mok199 said:

I doubt Thai authorities will give us the facts , real time !!!  rather blame blame blame..

They probably wouldn't know if pigs die in isolated cases as it has no effect on humans apparently.

 

"African swine fever virus is a contagious viral disease impacting only pigs, notpeople, so it is not a public health threat or food safety concern."

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2 hours ago, zydeco said:

Looking at that map, I don't see how it is not here already. Probably just hasn't been diagnosed and reported yet.

Possibly not but did you bother to read the llnked article?

They have detected the virus in a number of cases where importation of meat was stopped at a border.

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43 minutes ago, grumbleweed said:

The pigs may have more sense than the rest of us

Being predominately muslim countries, I doubt that pork is on the menu.

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Isn't it completely harmless to humans? 

How about canines? Do they die from it? 

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6 hours ago, zydeco said:

Looking at that map, I don't see how it is not here already. Probably just hasn't been diagnosed and reported yet.

Probably in your food right now, soaking in the wonderous broth, flavouring the noodles, and being BBQ'd

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