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Vietnam tightens up African swine fever measures

New cases of the disease have been confirmed in China, Romania, Russia
With African swine fever (ASF) apparently spreading rapidly across northern Vietnam, the government is working on stronger measures to control the disease, while new outbreaks have been confirmed in China, Romania and Russia, as well as among the European wild boar population.
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Canada to add more detector dogs to prevent ASF

Funding will allow for the addition of 24 detector dogs over 5 years
Canada has added $31 million in new funding to increase the number of detector dogs at the country’s airports to prevent illegally imported meat products from entering its borders.
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Vietnam sets up internal border checks for ASF control

With a sudden increase in confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF), national and local authorities are stepping up control measures to slow down the spread of the virus. New outbreaks have also been reported in domestic pigs in China, Romania and Ukraine, and among the European wild boar population.
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Major ASF outbreak in China would be a ‘nightmare’

Pork industry economist compares destructive potential of African swine fever to that of a ‘lava flow’
As the pork sector and related industries have their eyes on the African swine fever (ASF) situation, it could be particularly catastrophic if the disease were to heavily hit in China.
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