Thailand estimates it could lose up to US$2 billion if 80 per cent of its pigs are infected. Photo: AFP

‘We’re on red alert’: Thailand ramps up efforts to prevent African swine fever from spreading

  • Thailand has tightened border inspections, cracked down on illegal slaughterhouses and traders, and imposed stricter requirements for reporting hog deaths
  • The Agriculture Ministry has estimated an outbreak may cost the Thai economy more than US$1 billion if over 50 per cent of the country’s hogs are infected
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Thailand estimates it could lose up to US$2 billion if 80 per cent of its pigs are infected. Photo: AFP
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