Tag: swine fever
The virus, which is deadly to pigs, has spread to farms in 58 of the country's 63 provinces.
Thailand produces more than 2 million hogs annually and exports about 40% of its live hogs to neighbouring countries.
China is turning to other types of protein as it faces a shortage of pork in the wake of an African swine fever outbreak.
Millions of pigs are being culled as African Swine Fever cuts through Asia, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from global food markets.
The disease has totally disrupted the production plans of many major companies, with some halting expansion because of the disease.
Swine fever has been spreading around the world with alarming speed and Russian authorities have blamed other countries for not taking appropriate measures to combat it.
Animal health authorities in Asia have increased border surveillance and China has slaughtered more than 900,000 pigs to contain the disease.
China has reported more than 80 outbreaks of African swine fever across the country.
Beijing also orders the return or destruction of products shipped from the two countries.
More than a dozen African swine fever outbreaks have been reported across China since early August, mostly on small farms.
The outbreak of the fever - a different strain from the deadly African swine fever that has broken out in China - was detected at a farm in central Gifu city, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday.
African swine fever does not affect humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in pigs and wild boars that is nearly always fatal.
Since the disease has moved south, concerns increase as it could infect pig farms across the country.
Transmitted by ticks and direct contact between animals, AFS can also travel via contaminated food, animal feed, and people travelling from one place to another.
Zhejiang is the fourth region to discover the infection and the furthest from the original outbreak in Shenyang, the capital of northeastern Liaoning province.