African swine fever returns to Myanmar

African swine fever returns to Myanmar

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The disease is spreading to new areas on two islands of the Philippines, and has been detected in more wild boar in Russia’s Far East and in South Korea.

December 2019 saw the most recent in a series of four confirmed ASF outbreaks in Shan state, which is in the northeast of the country. Source of the latest infection is unknown, but officials suspect the involvement of illegal animal movements, swill feeding and/or fomites (equipment and personnel).