Japan warns that ASF may enter its border

Authorities in Japan have warned that the country is on high alert regarding the potential spread of African swine fever (ASF).

The Epoch Times reported on data from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, which stated that had been more than 77 confirmed cases of ASF-infected pork products including sausages brought in by travellers from countries such as China, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

These pork products have been confiscated at local airports around the country since October 2018.

The Ministry said that Japan is currently free from ASF, but at least 10 Asian countries have been hit with the disease, including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Burma, North Korea and South Korea.

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