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Thailand detects first official case of African swine fever

Some residents suspect a cover-up; supply disruption set to keep pork price elevated

A butcher carries pieces of pork meat at a Bangkok market as Thai authorities said on Tuesday that African swine fever had been detected in a surface swab sample collected at a slaughterhouse.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand said Tuesday it detected the country's first ever official case of African swine fever, threatening a prolonged supply shortage and price increases in pork and related products.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives said a surface swab sample from a slaughterhouse in Nakhon Pathom, a province adjacent to Bangkok, came out positive.

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