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Hong Kong Reports Outbreak of African Swine Fever
USAgNet - 01/19/2022

Hong Kong reported an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the northern part of the territory, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

According to Reuters, there had been recent reports of abnormal deaths in wild boars in Wong Yue Tan area of New Territories, with six dead wild boars found, the OIE said in a report, citing Hong Kong authorities.

Samples were collected from a wild pig carcass which was in a relatively intact state for testing and results were positive for ASF, it said.

No other abnormal deaths had been observed in other areas so far, it added.

"The Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department will continue to monitor any deaths that warrant attention, and maintain surveillance in both the local and wild pig population," the report said.

No pig farm had been found affected by this case, it said.


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