TZH 50 – African Swine Fever spreads to the Philippines

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By UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

African Swine Fever is spreading fast throughout Asia and has already affected several countries. Recent data from the field reveals outbreaks in Myanmar and now also the Philippines. More than 5 million pigs in Asia have died from the disease or been culled to counter its spread. Experts fear that that number will rise and warn of increased food insecurity in the region. FAO animal health expert Juan Lubroth takes stock of the situation.

Interview: Charlotta Lomas

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