Pigs challenged by porcine circovirus 2 in Myanmar

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An outbreak of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has killed 228 pigs in Arakan state, Myanmar, and more pigs are reported to be suffering from the disease. According to the state’s Department of Livestock Breeding and Veterinary (DLBV), unfavorable weather during the cold months weakened the pigs’ immune systems and spurred the development of diseases. DLBV has urged farmers to regularly clean their farms and tighten biosecurity . The agency has informed consumers that the disease is not transmissible to humans and that it is safe to eat pork.

Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.