Vietnam calls for measures to prevent and combat ASF


The Prime Minister has issued an official statement requesting a focus on the implementation of measures to prevent and control ASF.

According to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, from the beginning of the year until now, over 530 outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported nationwide, forcing the destruction of over 20,000 pigs in 44 provinces and cities. Outbreaks have been on the rise since August, negatively affecting the pig farming industry and food supply.

To prevent, combat, and control ASF, and to ensure a sufficient pork supply, especially nearing the Lunar New Year, the Prime Minister makes the following requests:

Organize the destruction of diseased and dead pigs.

Proactively implement legal policies to support farmers suffering losses due to epidemics.

Promptly detect, prevent, and handle cases of buying, selling, and transporting sick pigs, and dumping carcasses that spread diseases and pollute the environment.

Instruct farmers to increase cleaning measures and promote biosecurity.

Urgently review and organize vaccination to prevent dangerous infectious diseases in pigs.

Establish inspection teams and urge animal disease prevention and control.

Implement complete, timely, and accurate reporting of data on the online animal disease reporting system (VAHIS).

Enhance communication about ASF, the risk of disease recurrence and spread, epidemic prevention measures, and the use of ASF vaccines according to the instructions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. by materials