“I appeal to all the authorities at the provinces, which have pig importation especially the provinces that border Vietnam and Thailand, please help preventing,” said Hun Sen during a graduation ceremody at Koh Pech this morning.
This warning has made by Cambodian prime minister to forbid authorities at the borders from allowing pig importation into the kingdom after porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, also known as blue-ear disease, existed recently in the kingdom.
Kompong Cham, Takeo, Kondal, Kampot, Kompong Chnang and Prey Veng are the infected provinces, and as a result many of pigs are sick and dead
Bringing pig from another countries into the Kingdom are seen to be the most possibility to spread that disease.At the borders, allowing pig to be imported is existing, so whether all of you who stand at posts or in the provinces have thought about public health, and people’s health inside.
The disease existed first in China in 2006 and then appeared in Vietnam and Lao in May 2010 following by Thailand in July 2010 before it came to Cambodia.
by: Dara Saoyuth