THAILAND, Bangkok. Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said.
The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department of Development of Livestock. The move follows a similar ban by China.
Millions of pigs have been slaughtered in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam to try to stop the spread of the disease.