FAO warned of the danger of the spread of ASF from China to neighboring regions

Submitted by bashun on Mon, 09/03/2018 - 16:02

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued a warning that an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China could spread to neighboring regions and countries. This was reported by the press office of the Secretary-General of the World Organization, UNN reported.

FAO warns that an outbreak of African swine fever can cross China's borders and spread to other Asian countries

According to the UN, "there is currently no effective vaccine to protect pigs from this disease, and its outbreaks can have the most deplorable consequences."

"The Chinese authorities have taken some measures to fight against the spread of the virus, and FAO closely interacts with them and controls the situation, but FAO also urges the regions to cooperate," the press office concluded.

It is added that FAO also encourages regions to respond more effectively to the threat of further spread of the disease.

It should be noted that in Ukraine the number of new outbreaks of ASF has already reached the first hundred since the beginning of the year. Also, we will clarify that the losses of domestic farmers from the ASF are already estimated at millions of dollars.

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