Since the first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Asia last August in Liaoning Province, China, hundreds of outbreaks have been in dozens of provinces in China, Mongolia and Vietnam.

Now we learn of the first occurrence in neighboring Cambodia.

According to the Director General , Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries , General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, an ASF outbreak has been reported in backyard pigs in Rattanakiri province in northeast Cambodia, which borders Vietnam.

Four hundred of the 500 pigs on the farm died and the remaining killed and properly disposed.


ASF is a fatal animal disease affecting pigs and wild boars with up to 100% mortality.