African swine fever now in Salavane, Laos

Laos’ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has confirmed the country’s first ASF outbreak in Toumlan district, Salavane province.

On June 20, the country reported seven outbreaks of ASF in villages across Salavane, causing the deaths of 973 animals.

The disease began spreading rapidly across China last August and has also spread this year to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development has banned imports of wild boars and pork carcasses from Laos for 90 days, effective June 21.