Blue-ear pig disease recurs

The blue-ear pig epidemic has broken out again, threatening animal husbandry in Long An, Tien Giang, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, and Quang Nam provinces, said the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The ministry has asked these provinces to focus on curbing the disease, maintaining animal husbandry, and ensuring food supplies.

It has also requested them to destroy all infected pigs, strictly ban pig slaughter, and set up checkpoints to prevent the transport of pork products from the affected areas.