New outbreak of African swine fever kills 3,000 pigs in Indonesia

Indonesia is tightening curbs on transport of pigs and pork products after nearly 3,000 animals died in a new outbreak of ASF in an eastern province bordering East Timor, the agriculture ministry announced today (28 February).
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Reuters reports that the ministry has sent teams to determine the source of the infection, carry out disinfection and stiffen biosecurity measures, he added, urging farmers not to sell sick animals and to dispose of pig carcasses properly.

The province has a pig population of about 2.1 million, government data shows. The latest outbreak comes after the disease emerged in the western province of North Sumatra to kill more than 47,000 pigs by Monday.

On the tourist resort island of Bali, more than 1,700 pigs have also died of suspected swine fever.

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