Southeast Asian nations are taking precautions against the spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has been spreading rapidly throughout China since August.
The disease, which is harmless to humans but can’t be cured in pigs has crossed over into Vietnam, with 79 ASF outbreaks confirmed in February, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Vietnamese authorities and those in the pork industry are attempting to contain the further spread of the disease, which is reportedly still only limited to 17 provinces in the northern part of the country.
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