Thai government accused of covering up spread of swine flu since 2019

Move Forward MP Padipat Suntiphada accused the government today (Thursday) of covering up the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) since October 2019, as there was an official letter issued,…

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Thailand’s agriculture minister admits swine fever now in 13 provinces

Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Srion has admitted that African Swine Fever (ASF) has now spread to 13 of Thailand’s provinces in the central, north-eastern and southern regions, including Bangkok. The Livestock…

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Thai government claims it took steps 3 years ago to contain swine flu

The Thai government took precautionary steps to prevent and control the spread of the highly contagious African Swine Fever (ASF) when the disease was first reported in China in 2018,…

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Pheu Thai party to grill government over swine fever outbreak in Thailand

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party is to grill the government in parliament, alleging a cover-up over the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in Thailand, which has reportedly spread to 56…

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Thailand to be declared country where African swine fever has been detected

The Livestock Development Department will report the finding of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and will declare Thailand as a country…

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Trading of pigs infected with ASF blamed for spread of virus in Thailand’s small pig farms

The sale of sick live pigs by unscrupulous pig farmers and traders is believed to be a main cause of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pig farms…

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What’s behind the steep jump in pork prices?

As a three-month ban on the export of pigs came into effect on January 6, debate continues over what has led to the sudden surge in pork prices.  According to the…

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Thai agriculture ministry considers live pig export ban to control pork price

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives will consult the Commerce Ministry over a temporary ban on the export of live pigs, to ease skyrocketing pork prices which are affecting…

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