A total of 5 pig farms in Perak have been affected by African swine fever (ASF) in Kuala Kangsar and Batang Padang District. The Perak health committee chairman, A. Sivanesan said that the pork supply in Perak will not be affected during the Lunar New Year, but the farm operators could not guarantee the supply or price increase after the Lunar New Year.

He pointed out that since there are still 85 pig farms in Perak, the pork supply won’t be affected or any price increase. The Veterinary Department has also taken action to stop the spread of the virus.

The authorities will take action to stop African swine fever (ASF)

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A. Sivanesan said the authorities will continue to monitor the pork supply in the state after the Lunar New Year and will take action to stop the spread of African swine fever. He also urges the public not to worry as it is not contagious to humans.

Perak has received five African Swine Fever (ASF) cases from two districts in the state between December 2022 and January 13 this year, with the latest outbreak occurring on the 13th of this month.

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