1,735 Pigs Died in Bali Allegedly from African Swine Fever
The Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) asked the pig production centers to increase its awareness of the possibility of entry and spread of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Director General of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health Agency I Ketut Diarmita, said the government gave special attention to the control and control of ASF, given the large impact on smallholders whose livelihoods depend on pig raising.
Until February 24, 2020, the number of infected areas in North Sumatra reached 21 districts / cities. The death rate was 47,330.
In Bali death cases due to suspected ASF reached 1,735 animals spread in 7 districts / cities.
Together with ministries and cross-sectoral institutions, the Ministry of Agriculture prepares action plans for prevention, overcoming the ASF outbreak and economic recovery, " explained Diarmita.
According to Diarmita, all parties must help each other, bearing in mind the spread of this disease can only be controlled through strict biosecurity.
The source: Bali Post