September 22, 2022


African swine fever detected in Perak, Malaysia



88 swine in Perak state, Malaysia were discovered to have African swine fever (ASF) at a farm in the Kerian district, according to the Perak Veterinary Services Department, Free Malaysia Today reported.


Razman Zakaria, chairman of the state plantation, agriculture, and food industry committee, said the swine were culled in accordance with stringent disposal standards to tighten the farm's biosecurity.


In a statement, he said that the outbreak was under control and the infection is confirmed to only be in the Kerian district.


He added that the Perak Veterinary Services Department had implemented a number of measures to control the disease's spread, so there was no need for the general public to panic.


He added that this involves sealing the infected farm and forbidding it from moving or transporting any pigs or vehicles from the farm.


According to earlier reports, the Veterinary Research Institute (VRI) in Ipoh conducted a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test last weekend and found that two commercial pig farms in Kerian had African swine fever.


-      Free Malaysia Today

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