Authorities to investigate claims wild boar died of ASF

Dr Adrian Susin Ambud. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: Investigation is ongoing regarding claims, which had since gone viral, that wild boars in Long Busang, Kapit had died from suspected African Swine Fever (ASF).

Sarawak Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud said they were still carrying out investigations together with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC).

“Long Busang is a very remote area and time is needed to search for the carcass, if any,” he said on Tuesday (July 6).

In the meantime, he urged the public, including pig farmers, to inform DVS directly of any incidents of sudden death in pigs.

“If they discover dead wild boars, WhatsApp us immediately at  016-2840918 and send us the location.”

Meanwhile, Dr Adrian said continuous surveillance and border control across Sarawak on ASF would be carried out by DVS.

As of July 6, Sarawak is still free of ASF.

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