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African swine fever (ASF) situation update in Asia & Pacific

16 May 2024, 08:30 hours; Rome

Overview

Hazard: African swine fever (ASF) is a viral disease affecting pigs and wild boar with up to 100% case fatality rate.

ASF reported countries since August 2018: China, Mongolia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, The Philippines, Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, Malaysia, Bhutan, Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, and Bangladesh.

Map 1. ASF situation in Asia (for the past 10 weeks)

Source: Republic of Korea, Viet Nam: WAHIS & media information, the Philippines: WAHIS & government websites, Indonesia: official database ‘isikhnas’, Other: WAHIS. 

Situation update

Mongolia: Since its first report on 15 January 2019, 14 outbreaks in 6 provinces and in Ulaanbaatar were reported [reference1, reference2]. An ASF outbreak was recently detected in Saykhan District in Selegen Province with the onset on 25 February 2024 [reference3].
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: The Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the occurrence of the first ASF outbreak in Chagang-do on 23 May 2019 [reference].
Republic of Korea: Since the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) confirmed the first ASF outbreak on 17 September 2019, ASF were detected in 40 domestic pig farms: Gyeonggi-do (18), Incheon City (5), and Gangwon-do (16), and Gyeongsangbuk-do (1). As of 16 May 2024, a total of 4 046 ASF virus infected wild boars were confirmed in: Gyeonggi-do: Paju (100), Yeoncheon (418), Pocheon (94), Gapyeong (62); Gangwon-do: Cheorwon (37), Hwacheon (431), Chuncheon (222), Yanggu (81), Goseong (12), Inje (158), Yeongwol (257), Yangyang (36), Gangneung (111), Hongcheon (63), Pyeongchang (46), Sockho (1), Jeongseon (180), Hoengseong (63), Samcheok (106), Wonju (83), Donghae (8), Uljin (68), Taebaek (19); Chungcheongbuk-do: Danyang (198), Jecheon (95), Boeun (73), Chungju (114), Goesan (12); Gyeongsangbuk-do: Sangju (128), Mungyeong (78), Yeongju (19), Bonghwa (89), Yecheon ( 19), Yeongdeok (123), Eumseong (1), Andong (60), Yeongyang (106), Cheongsong (102), Pohang (81), Yeongcheon (41), Uiseong (26); Busan (25) [ reference], according to media.
China: Since the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) confirmed the first outbreak in Liaoning Province on 3 August 2018, ASF was detected in 32 provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities/special administrative region. Hong Kong SAR detected ASF cases in Lau Fau Shan (7 and 22 November, and 22 December 2023), San Tin (8, 27, and 29 December 2023, and 1, 9 and 13 January 2024) in Yuen Long and in Sheung Shui in North District (2 January 2024) [reference1, reference2, reference3, reference4, reference5, reference6, reference7]. The number of ASF outbreaks in local pig farms and the cumulative number of pigs culled in Hong Kong SAR were: 2021 (1 outbreak, 3 979 pigs culled), 2023 (7 outbreaks, 13 494 pigs culled), and 2024 (as of 20 February, 4 outbreaks,  4 070 pigs culled) [reference8].
The Philippines: The Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed the first outbreak in July 2019 [reference1]. Since the first detection, ASF outbreaks have occurred in 73 of its 82 provinces; as of 26 April 2024, there are 78 barangays in 18 municipalities of 11 provinces having active ASF cases, increased by 18%, 80% and 120% since the last update respectively [reference2]. ASF was recently detected in Mayacabac and Mariveles barangays in Dauis, Bohol Province; pig deaths with ASF-like clinical signs were also found in Biking and Cartaman barangays in Dauis; blood samples were collected and submitted for laboratory testing [reference3]. The latest update on ASF zoning status (as of 30 April 2024) is available; according to the document, 56 provinces and 443 towns were still under the red or infected zone [reference4].
Malaysia: The first ASF outbreaks were confirmed in February 2021 in Sabah State on Borneo [reference1] and on the Malay Peninsula in December 2021. ASF was detected in Perak State in wild boars in July 2023 followed by ASF outbreaks in pig farms in Perak and Kedah states in late October [ reference2].
Singapore: The first cases of ASF was confirmed in February 2023 in wild boar carcasses found in forested areas and nature parks [reference1, reference2]. In April, ASF was detected at a slaughterhouse in carcasses of live pigs imported from Bulan Island, Indonesia [reference3, reference4].
Indonesia: Since the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) reported an ASF outbreak in North Sumatra Province in 2019 [reference1, reference2], ASF has been officially reported in 23 out of 34 provinces on Sumatera, Bangka Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and Riau Islands [reference3, reference4]. Since the beginning of 2024, a total of 1 177 ASF cases have been confirmed in five provinces: East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) (760 cases), Central Sulawesi (30), South Sulawesi (324), West Kalimantan (26), and Central Java (37) [reference5]. According to media, suspected ASF outbreaks were also detected in Central Kalimantan Province (Telawang District, East Kotawaringin Regency), samples have been sent for testing [reference6]; in Bali, pigs died in Karangasem Regency and tested positive for ASF virus [reference7, reference8]; earlier, ASF was also detected in Badung Regency in January 2024 [ reference9]; Central Papua Province detected ASF cases in Mimika Regency since January 2024 [ reference10], the number of pig deaths reported from the five districts is increasing [ reference11, reference12, reference13, reference14]; in NTT, a number of pigs died suddenly in Biboki Anleu and Biboki Moenleu districts in North Central Timor Regency; ASF is suspected to be the cause of the deaths [reference15].
Timor-Leste: After the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries announced the confirmation of ASF outbreak on 27 September 2019 [reference1], ASF spread to almost all villages within one year. At least 129 000 pigs, 28 percent of the total pig population, have died for ASF or CSF [reference2], affected >70 percent of households [reference3].
Papua New Guinea: The National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) confirmed ASF outbreaks in Southern Highlands Province in March 2020 [reference1, reference2]. As of 12 April 2024, the current status of ASF in Papua New Guinea was as follows: i) infected zone – Hela, Southern Highlands, Enga and Jiwaka provinces; ii) buffer zone – Eastern Highlands and Simbu provinces; iii) non-infected zone – the rest of the country.
Viet Nam: Since the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) confirmed its first ASF outbreak on 19 February 2019, all provinces/municipalities experienced outbreaks. The number of outbreaks in Viet Nam has decreased from > 6 000 outbreaks (2019) to 1 256 (2022) [reference1, reference2], and 714 in 2023. For 2024, as of 12 April, 171 ASF outbreaks have been detected in 31 provinces [reference3]; as of 23 April, 17 province were still within 21 days since the latest outbreaks [reference4].
In Northern Viet Nam, ASF has flared up again in Bac Kan Province; from 2 Jan to 8 May 2024, ASF was detected in 292 backyard farms in 20 communes in 6 out of its 8 districts/towns, a total of 1 182 pigs have died or been culled because of ASF infection [reference5].
In Central Viet Nam, from the beginning of this year, Nghe An Province detected a total of 79 ASF outbreaks in 20 districts, forcing the culling of 1 850 pigs, according to media [reference6].
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Since the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry confirmed the first outbreak in Salavan Province on 20 June 2019, ASF outbreaks were reported in all 18 provinces [ reference]. The last reported outbreak was in November 2022 in Kham District, Xiangkhouang Province.
Cambodia: Since the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) confirmed the first outbreak in Ratanakiri Province in April 2019, ASF outbreaks were detected in five provinces [reference1]. The last reported outbreak was in July 2019 [reference2].
Thailand: Department of Livestock Development (DLD) announced in January 2022 the confirmation of ASF in pet pigs in Bangkok [reference1]. So far, a total of 114 outbreaks have been reported in 35 out of 77 provinces/special administrative area [reference2]. The latest ASF case was reported in September 2023, Chiang Rai Province detected its first ASF cases in Ban Doi Sa Ngo Village, Chiang Saen District [reference3, reference4, reference5].
Myanmar: Since the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation confirmed the first ASF outbreak in August 2019, a total of 12 outbreaks were reported in Shan (8), Kachin (1), Kayah (1) states, and Sagaing Region (2) [ reference1, reference2, reference3, reference4, reference5, reference6, reference7, reference8].
Bangladesh: The first ASF outbreak in Bangladesh was reported on 21 December 2023 on a government development pig farm located in Rangamati Sadar in Rangamati District, Chittagong Division [reference].
Bhutan: Since the first ASF outbreak occurred in May 2021 [reference1], ASF outbreaks have been reported in seven districts [reference2, reference3, reference4, reference5, reference6]. On 9 February 2024, Pemagatshel District detected its first ASF outbreak in a backyard farm in Bangyul in Dungmin [reference7], and on 28 February, ASF outbreak was also confirmed on a pig farm in Phurbaling village, Phuentsholing Thriomde, Chhukha District [reference8].
Nepal: Since the first ASF outbreaks occurred in Kathmandu Valley in March 2022, as of 4 February 2024, 43 ASF outbreaks were detected in pig farms in Bagmati, Province No.1, Lumbini, Gandaki, Karnali, Sudurpashchim, and Madhesh provinces [reference1]. In January 2024, Gandaki Province detected the first ASF outbreaks in Lamjung and Tanahu districts [reference2]. According to media, ASF cases have been confirmed in five districts during surveillance, including Kathmandu (Kirtipur Municipality), Lalitpur (Godavari Municipality) districts in Bagmati Province, and Tanahun, Lamjung, and Kaski districts in Gandaki Province [reference3].
India: Since the first ASF outbreaks occurred in Assam State in January 2020 [reference1], ASF outbreaks have been officially reported in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland [reference2], Sikkim [reference3], Bihar [reference4], Kerala [ reference5], Punjab [reference6, reference7], Haryana [reference8], Tripura [reference9], Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand states and Delhi National Capital Territory [reference10]. Media wrote that ASF was also confirmed in Gujarat State [reference11]. ASF was recently detected in Kidima Village in Kohima District, Nagaland State [reference12]. Mizoram State confirmed ASF in Aizawl, Champhai (Leithum, Vanzau), Saitual, Lawngtlai, Khawzawl (Tualte Village), and Serchhip (Khumtung Village) districts [reference13, reference14, reference15, reference16, reference17, reference18, reference19, reference20]; media quoted the state animal husbandry and veterinary department reported that over 900 pigs have died in Mizoram State since the beginning of this year and ASF continued to spread in the state with 36 villages being declared as infected areas [reference21]. According to media, in Assam State, ASF was recently detected in Dima Hasao District after no new cases for a few months - since the first detection in 2020, a total of 135 epicentres of ASF have been declared and about 44 000 pigs have died of ASF across the state [reference22]; in Nagaland State, ASF cases were also reported in Phek Vilalge in Phek District [reference23].
Disputed territory (Arunachal Pradesh): In April 2020, ASF outbreak occurred in eight districts [reference1, reference2], deaths of wild boars were also reported [reference3, reference4]. ASF was also confirmed in pigs died in Nirjuli area between December 2021 and February 2022 [reference5] according to media.

Actions taken

Actions taken by Mongolia: Control measures have been implemented [reference1, reference2].

Actions taken by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea developed the National Strategy for ASF prevention and control during 2020-2025 (issued in May 2021).

Actions taken by the Republic of Korea: The ASF Task Force has implemented “Measures to block the spread of ASF in the Gyeongsangbuk-do region” through enhanced wild boars capturing by professional capture teams and use of advanced drones; installation of 'automatic door closing devices, and strengthened management of gates frequently used by agricultural vehicles. Information on ASF detection in wild boars has been shared through the Animal Quarantine Management System (KAHIS) as well as distribution of wild boars across the country [reference].

Actions taken by China: In April 2021, MARA issued the “Work Plan for Regional Prevention and Control of African Swine Fever and Other Major Animal Diseases (Trial)”. The whole country was divided into five regions, and pig movement has been restricted only within the region. ASF-free zones are created in each region, only pigs from the free zones, breeding pigs and piglets are allowed to move beyond respective regions [reference1]. According to preliminary investigations and analysis, the recent ASF outbreak cases in Hong Kong SAR may be related to animal carcass collection trucks and their route to animal carcass collection stations. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has immediately separated the carcass collection areas into ASF high-risk area and not-high risk area [reference2]. MARA released the updated list of ASF-free communities (69 communities in 22 provinces) [reference3].

Actions taken by the Philippines: The reduced tariff rates of imported pork has been extended until 31 December 2024 [reference1, reference2]. The local authorities are mandated to strictly follow the National Zoning implementation and movement plan depending on the level of ASF risks [reference3]. The President announced that the government is in the process of procuring ASF vaccines and aims to administer the immunization shots within June or July [reference4]. According to media, DA is in the process of evaluating a national zoning and movement plan aimed at controlling the spread of ASF by enhancing the guidelines on transport of pigs, pork as well as its products and by-products nationwide [reference5]. In Visayas, Negros Occidental Province has officially begun the sentinel program in the first quarter of this year and will proceed with the pig restocking by the second quarter amid the controlled cases of ASF in the province [reference6]. Negros Occidental Province continues to distribute financial assistance to ASF affected pig raisers across the province [reference7]. The provincial government continues the ban on live pigs, pork meat, and pork products entry from areas where ASF cases have been reported; while Bacolod City and the neighbouring Negros Oriental has lifted the ban on the transport and movement of pigs, pork, and related products [reference8, reference9, reference10]. In Central Visayas, Bohol Province has temporarily banned the transport of live pigs, pork, and pork-related products from Panglao Island (Panglao and Dauis municipalities) to mainland Bohol until 18 May 2024, following the report of ASF cases in some of their areas; infected, quarantine, and surveillance areas, where actions and regulations would be set in place have been established to contain the infection and control any potential outbreaks [reference11, reference12]. Dauis Municipality has been declared under a state of calamity because of ASF since 23 April 2024; the declaration allows the town to allocated fund to support pig raisers affected by the ASF and prevent the spread of ASF [reference13, reference14, reference15].

Figure 1. Live pig prices in China, Viet Nam, Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand (USD/kg)

 

Actions taken by Malaysia: After the first confirmed outbreak in Sabah State in 2021, surveillance has been intensified in the whole country [reference].

Actions taken by Singapore: After confirming the first case of ASF in wild boar, the government is monitoring the health of wild boars in nature reserves, parks, and green spaces [reference1, reference2].

Actions taken by Indonesia: In December 2019, Ministry of Agriculture recommended the public the application of biosecurity and good management of pig farms as the main strategic steps to prevent ASF, as well as strict and intensive monitoring of high-risk areas [reference1]; the Livestock and Animal Health Services (DG PKH) formed Emergency Posts with Rapid Response Teams at all levels [reference2]. According to media, in response to the suspected ASF outbreak in Banyumas, Central Java, the transport of live pigs, carcasses, and other pork products to and from the affected area have been banned [reference3]; in Central Papua Province, authorities banned the movement of processed pork from infected areas in Mimika District [reference4, reference5]; in NTT, Nagekeo Regency has prohibited the entry of pigs, pork products, and by-products from areas infected with ASF and temporarily stopped the sale of pigs in markets to stop the spread of the disease [reference6].

Actions taken by Timor-Leste: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) reactivated their public awareness campaign in collaboration with the Market Development Facility Australia to provide more accurate information for farmers and promote better practices [reference1]. To move a pig, pig transportation license for the driver, and pre-movement testing of pigs are required; and everybody are encouraged to follow biosecurity measures [reference2]; a Biosecurity Development Program has been implemented since April 2023 [reference3, reference4], according to media.

Actions taken by Papua New Guinea: NAQIA stepped up its ASF national risk communications and awareness campaign; strengthened responses for affected provinces and preparedness for non-infected provinces along the highway; urged farmers to practice biosecurity measures. “Quarantine Areas” and checkpoints at strategic locations have been set to control the movements of pigs and pork products. A restricted pig movement permit system has been implemented [reference1, reference2]. NAQIA is encouraging all provinces to develop their own ASF preparedness and response plans. NAQIA is now in the Recovery Phase of the ASF Response Plan with the aim to re-establish pig farming in the infected zone. The ASF impact survey Conducted in Upper Highlands illustrated strong need for value-chain and behaviour change communication (VC/BCC) [reference3]. NAQIA launched the ASF repository website. On 12 April 2024, NAQIA announced the official stand-down of the emergency response phase and transition to normalcy including consolidation of value chain resilience and sectoral recovery (long-term management).

Actions taken by Viet Nam: The “National Plan for the Prevention and Control of African Swine Fever for the period of 2020 – 2025” endorsed on 7 July 2020 (972/QD-TTg) set goals for ASF control, pig farm biosecurity application and laboratory capacity development to be achieved; defined restocking conditions, sampling requirements, surveillance, conditions for culling and moving-to-slaughter. The Department of Animal Health announced the licensing of NAVET-ASFVAC (manufactured by NAVETCO Company) in June 2022, and another vaccine AVAC ASF LIVE (manufactured by AVAC) in February 2023 [reference1]. On 24 July, the official letter No. 4870/BNN_TY was sent to notify all 63 provinces/municipalities that MARD approved the nationwide use of the two ASF vaccines [reference2, reference3, reference4]. On 9 April 2024, MARD issued an official letter urging all provincial People's Committees to direct all relevant departments, sectors and localities to implement preventive and control measures for ASF [reference5].

Actions taken by Lao People’s Democratic Republic: When an ASF outbreak confirmed, the Ministry designates Red Area around an outbreak to control the movement of pig and pork products and prohibits pork consumption; and yellow Area (3 km radius from the red areas) as designated surveillance zones. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry temporarily banned the importation of live pigs, pork, and pork related products from Thailand and Viet Nam [reference].

Actions taken by Cambodia: Cambodia temporarily suspended imports of pigs from neighbouring countries [reference1, reference2], in-country pig movement control has also been strengthened [reference3, reference4, reference5] according to media.

Actions taken by Thailand: DLD implements ASF contingency plan with clinical practice guidelines [reference1] while the provinces monitor and follow-up the situation in accordance with the guidelines [reference2]. DLD is promoting the improvement of disease prevention systems and biosafety on farms according to media [reference3], and also raising awareness and strengthening border control to stop illegal import of pork products from affected countries [reference4].

Actions taken by Myanmar: Various control measures including movement control, surveillance, official carcass disposal have been implemented and raised awareness on good animal husbandry practices [reference].

Actions taken by Bangladesh: Various control measures including inspection, disinfection, control of vectors, movement control, disinfestation, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, surveillance, quarantine, screening have been implemented [reference].

Actions taken by Bhutan: The authority implemented 3D (Depopulation, Disposal and Disinfection) operation, surveillance, quarantine, movement control, awareness raising, import ban, and encouraged farmers to adopt good pig farming practices [reference1]. The Government is advising farmers not to feed pigs with kitchen/hotel/restaurant waste containing pork and pork products, other kitchen waste should be cooked before feeding pigs, prevent contact between domestic and wild pigs, and stop visitors entering farms [reference2].

Actions taken by Nepal: In response to the ASF outbreaks in Myagdi District in Gandaki Province, authorities requested pig raisers to isolate any ASF suspected pigs and report without delay, and dispose dead pigs by burial [reference1], according to media. The Directorate of Livestock and Fisheries Development of Bagmati Province has sent a letter to the local level and requested them to carry out awareness programs; while authorities in Lalitpur District under the province started alerting farmers about the disease [reference2].

Actions taken by India: The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) released the Disease Control Strategy Plan in June 2020 as guidance for State / UT Governments for ASF prevention, control and containment [reference1]. Individual ASF detected area implements control measures with reference to the guidance. India has released the statistics on the number of pigs lost due to ASF by state during 2022 -2023 [reference2]. In Nagaland State, Kohima District has declared the infected and the surveillance zones in Kidima Village; bans on the slaughter of pigs, import and export of pigs and piglets, and transportation of pigs and pork have been imposed [reference3]. In Mizoram, the state declared various villages and localities in Champhai, Aizawl, Saitual, Lawngtlai, Khawzawl and Serchhip districts as infected areas and imposed the prohibition of pig export and import from/to infected areas, besides the sale or slaughter of both healthy and sick pigs within infected areas [reference4, reference5, reference6, reference7, reference8, reference9, reference10, reference11, reference12]. In Assam, all pigs have been culled on the farm in Simplangdisa Village, Dima Hasao District where recent ASF cases were found, according to media [reference13].

FAO's recommendation

ASF virus can be transmitted through pork and pork products (raw/frozen/dried/under-cooked) in which the virus can survive for a long time. Intensive border/customs control of passengers’ luggage, parcels at international post offices is recommended. The test results of border control in China showed the new reassortant ASF virus may be transported by travellers. Warning signs should be placed clearly at the border/customs entry including airports and seaports, stating the consequences of bringing pork and pork products from ASF-infected countries/regions, and instructing passengers to discard pork products in designated disposal places or to hand over to the customs personnel.

Countries of the region

  • Animal disease containment in its broadest sense should be prioritized within the highest levels of governments.
  • Preparedness (e.g. contingency planning, standard operating procedures, secured financial support) based on the principles of early warning, detection and notification, early reaction, and coordination. It needs to be reviewed periodically in relation to changing disease situation.
  • Application of strict biosecurity measures specific to the different swine producing sectors including frequent cleaning and disinfection of farms, transport vehicles, and improved husbandry practices and production systems.
  • Strengthening surveillance and monitoring of transport of live pigs as well as pork products.
  • Good communication and coordination with swine producing commercial sector and swine famers are essential to strengthen cooperation in ASF prevention, detection, and control. Awareness and training of all stakeholders, from veterinarians to farmers, intermediaries and other value chain actors is needed.
  • Communication to public is to be in place to avoid the rumours leading to food safety perceptions and consumption disruption.
  • Prohibition of swill feeding where feasible. When it is unavoidable than swill feed should not contain the remains of pigs. Swill should be boiled and allowed to cool before feeding.
  • Farm registries, animal identification and censuses are essential to enable to locate animals in the event of outbreaks and animal health interventions.
  • Strengthening proper disposal of food waste (food services, airports, seaports), which may contain uncooked pork products.
  • Extra vigilance is recommended regarding the proliferation of fake ASF vaccines.
  • Sustainable outbreak control strategies must be in place. The strategies need to be developed in consultation with the private sector (pig production and allied industries, such as transport, feed operators) who should be actively involved in disease management options.

National Considerations, Inter-Regional Collaboration and Solidarity

  • Strengthening intraregional networks on disease management and diagnostic protocols.
  • Understanding pig and pork value chains within the country and with neighbouring countries is essential for improved risk management.

FAO's actions

  • FAO regional technical consultation for African swine fever control in Asia and Pacific region held on 7-9 May in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.
  • FAO with technical support from the Trust in Animals and Food Safety (TAFS) Forum, will organize the launch meeting for the ASF information exchange platform from 12-13 June 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. [link]
  • FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (SAP) has provided critical laboratory consumables, personal protective equipment (PPE) and high-quality farm equipment to the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu to aid in ASF surveillance activities since January 2024. [link]
  • In Indonesia, FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture launched the Community ASF Biosecurity Intervention (CABI) programme for small scale pig producers in Pontianak City and Landak Regency in West Kalimantan with support from MAFRA, Republic of Korea. [link1, link2].
  • FAO headquarters with support of FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease Control (ECTAD) Philippines organized a national hybrid workshop "Utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) for Enhanced Surveillance and Control of ASF in the Philippines: An Introductory Review and Presentation of the Concept" on 30 April in Manila. The event was organized for participants from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), particularly Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD), the ASF Prevention and Control Program, Animal Disease Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (ADDRL), Philippine Animal Health Information System (PhilAHIS), and the National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division (NVQSD).  In addition, participants from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), the National Livestock Program (NLP), expert from Central Luzon State University also attended.
  • FAO RAP organized the regional meeting on African swine fever in wild pigs from 24-25 January 2024. [link]
  • FAO RAP released a poster and a leaflet with nine essential activities on biosecurity, encouraging stakeholders to adopt them daily. The cute piglet drawing will help raising awareness about ASF and promote biosecurity. [poster, leaflet]
  • The Global Consultation on ASF Control was organized from 12 to 14 December 2023 at FAO, Rome. [link]
  • FAO RAP in collaboration with Philvet Health Services developed and launched a new course on ASF management in smallholder settings. [link]
  • FAO SAP released the Risk assessment for the introduction of African swine fever into Vanuatu. [link], Kiribati [ link], Solomon Islands [link], Cook Islands [link], Federated States of Micronesia [link], Tuvalu [link], and the Pacific Islands countries [link].

  • FAO ECTAD Indonesia and the Ministry of Agriculture organized an Advocacy meeting on Community ASF Biosecurity Intervention (CABI) programme in North Sulawesi on 13 September 2023 with the funding support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea.
  • FAO ECTAD Cambodia, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Production/Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), organized ASF community forums in Battambong, Oddor Meanchey, Kampong Speu, Banteay Meanchey, and Siem Reap provinces.
  • FAO ECTAD Cambodia, in collaboration with General Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Production/MAFF, organized ASF SOP outbreak response management training in Kampot Province on 19-20 October 2023 with 52 participants from Kep, Kampot, Koh Kong, Kampong Speu and Prey Veng provinces
  • FAO in collaboration with the Philippines’ Ministry of Agriculture, MAFRA organized a three-day campaign on the ASF Threat to Domestic and Wild Pigs in Cagayan De Oro City, Northern Mindanao Region on 18-20 October 2023. [link]
  • FAO SAP assisted the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) in conducting ASF awareness training and simulation exercise from 23-27 October 2023. [link]
  • FAO SAP organized a Simulation Exercise on ASF Outbreak Investigation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Samoa from 5-7 December 2023. [link].
  • FAO RAP organized the Regional Simulation Exercise on ASF outbreak investigation from 15 to 17 August 2023. [link]
  • FAO ECTAD Indonesia in collaboration with MoA and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry organized ASF risk assessment workshop in North Sulawesi from 13 to 16 August 2023. [link]
  • FAO Philippines supported BAI conveying the National ASF Prevention and Control Task Force in August 2023 through a project funded by the Republic of Korea.
  • FAO and USDA had a meeting to share knowledge and experiences, explore research opportunities and develop joint strategies to strengthen the response against ASF. [link]
  • FAO EMC-AH mission was conducted in Bhutan on 22-26 May to support response and discuss best approaches.
  • FAO participated in ASEAN ASF Workshop held on 2 - 4 May 2023 in Manila, the Philippines. [link]
  • FAO Lao handed over the guidelines for ASF prevention and control in smallholder pig farming to the DLF, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. [link]
  • FAO released a global alert message on increased risk of ASF spread during holidays season in December 2022. [link]
  • FAO ECTAD RAP organized a one-hour webinar on 15 November 2022 on practical guidelines for ASF prevention and control in smallholder settings. [link]
  • FAO ECTAD RAP released a series of info-cards targeting farmers, animal health workers, traders, general public and travellers etc. to raise awareness on ASF. Links available at the Useful Links below.
  • FAO and Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF) in Lao PDR conducted trainings to strengthen capacity to prevent and control ASF for livestock officers and veterinarians in Champasack, Saravan, Savannakhet, Khammouane, Bolikhamxay, Houaphanh, Xiengkhuang, Xayaboury provinces, and Vientiane Capital (2022), and in Phongsaly, Oudomxay, Bokeo, Sekong, Attapue, and Xaysomboun provinces (March to June 2023).
  • FAO ECTAD in Indonesia and the Ministry of Agriculture prepared technical guidelines for basic services for zoonoses outbreaks and animal health events with a high socioeconomic impact (e.g. FMD, LSD, ASF) and held and advocacy meeting on the Minimum Service Standards (SPM) which will assist subnational governments in dealing with future zoonoses outbreaks and emergencies. The SPM will be piloted in Lampung Province.
  • FAO released the new Global Animal Disease Information System - EMPRES-i+. [link]
  • FAO and NAQIA conducted the ASF Stock inspectors field practical training in August 2022 in Port Moresby. [link]
  • FAO participated in a workshop to design a comprehensive ASF management plan in response to the negative impacts of the disease on the livelihoods of farmers in the northeast of India, held on 8 July in Assam. [link]
  • FAO presented OutCosT at the Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) 2022 Scientific Meeting was held on 24-27 May 2022 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • FAO Webinars on the use of the OUTbreak COSting Tool (OutCosT) were held on 25, 27 and 29 April.  [link]
  • FAO ECTAD RAP collaborated with colleagues from City University of Hong Kong to introduce the newly produced FAO guidelines for ASF prevention and control smallholder pig farming in Asia. [link1, link2, link3, link4, link5]
  • FAO ECTAD RAP piloted online trainings on the application of FAO ASF practical guidelines for smallholders in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia; course materials are being adapted for the Virtual Learning Center for wider use in the region.
  • FAO and the Directorate of Animal Health (DGLAHS) Indonesia conducted a technical training on ASF response for veterinarians in Kalimantan, and ASF response training for extension workers in 13 districts in West Kalimantan Province.
  • FAO ECTAD Cambodia and GDAHP organized ASF community forum from 22 November to 17 December 2021 in Tboung Khmum, Rattanakiri, Takeo, Svay Rieng and Kandal provinces.
  • FAO and OIE co-organised the Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific, held online on 15 December 2021.
  • FAO RAP completed the 4-week ASF virtual training for the Pacific Island Countries launched on 12 October 2021 through the Virtual Learning Centre.
  • FAO ECTAD Cambodia and GDAHP organized series of trainings at provincial level on investigation and emergency response in Kandal (22-23 September), Tboung Khum (29-30 September), and Ratanakiri (12-13 October). [link]
  • FAO co-organised the Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific, together with the OIE, held online on 7 September 2021.
  • FAORAP organized a virtual workshop on development of ASF tabletop simulation exercises for Asia.
  • FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) launched the ASF website [link]
  • FAO co-organised the Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific, together with the OIE, held online on 7 September 2021.
  • FAO, IUCN and OIE issued a joint communique encouraging members to increase efforts to address ASF [link]. A joint article was published in a Newsletter of the IUCN SSC Wild, Peccary and Hippo Specialist Group.
  • Third Regional GF-TADs Coordination Meeting on ASF on 25 August. [link
  • FAO organised a Virtual Regional Training on Value Chain Analysis for Animal Disease Risk Management, focus on ASF as case study on 17-31 August 2021. [link]
  • FAO supported the Pig Value Chain Workshop organized by NAQIA, Papua New Guinea on 12-13 August 2021 in collaboration with PHAMA Plus, DFAT, and NFAT. [link]
  • OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021–2030 (includes projection of Meat) released.
  • GF-TADs virtual meeting: Stop ASF: Public and private partnering for success (Jun 2021). [link]
  • FAORAP organised the third regional training of trainers on ASF detection and emergency response engaging animal health officials from Lao PDR, the Philippines and Thailand on 15-26 March 2021 [reference].
  • FAORAP organised a 2-day virtual regional consultation workshop on ASF preparedness and response for Asia & Pacific (9-10 March 2021) [meeting report].
  • Alert letter on unlicensed ASF vaccine use in the region was sent out to Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) on 29 March 2021 by regional secretariat for FAO/OIE GF-TADs for Asia and the Pacific. 
  • FAO co-organised the Standing Group of Experts for African Swine Fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia and the Pacific, together with the OIE, held online on 5 February 2021  [reference].
  • GF-TADs virtual meeting: Stop ASF: Public and private partnering for success - Live technical session on 21, 28 June [registeragendarecordingnetworking]
  • FAO ECTAD Myanmar conducted a sub-national level virtual interactive training on ASF detection and emergency response in Myanmar, together with the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD), in collaboration with FAO ECTAD RAP. The course comprises seven modules with excercise, 85 participants from public and private veterinary sectors, academia, and associations.
  • FAO ECTAD Cambodia held a series of training courses on ASF in Svay Rieng, Takeo and Kampong provinces [link].
  • FAO ECTAD RAP organized a 2-day virtual training on ASF risk communication for Asia & Pacific (December 2020).
  • FAO ECTAD Indonesia, in collaboration with DGLAHS, organized an online capacity building course on ASF prevention & control for eight high risk provinces. The course included: biosecurity, biosafety, market / value chain management, etc against ASF introduction; and online ASF ToT course is being planned.
  • FAO ECTAD RAP launched an animation video for farmers on basic farm biosecurity “Be a Champion Farmer! – Biosecurity is key to stop African Swine Fever” available in different languages used in Asia & Pacific [reference].  
  • GF-TADs Webinar - African swine fever: An unprecedented global threat - A challenge to livelihoods, food security and biodiversity - Call for action, was successfully held in October 2020 [reference].
  • FAO ECTAD Viet Nam and DAH held workshops on risk communication of animal diseases in October 2020 [reference]
  • FAO ECTAD RAP published “Addressing African Swine Fever: Laboratory protocols and algorithms” in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP, formerly AAHL) [reference].
  • Alert message on high risk for African swine fever emergence and spread to Pacific Islands sent out on 16 March 2020.
  • The 4th Standing Group of Experts (SGE) on ASF for Asia meeting to discuss ‘Outbreak management’ was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
  • FAO conducted an ASF risk assessment mission in Samoa to provide support for ASF preparedness to prevent the disease entering the country (February 2020) [reference].
  • The Global Meeting to address the “ASF unprecedented global threat: a challenge to food security, wildlife management and conservation” in Rome, Italy, initially planned in April 2020, was substituted by series of webinars took place in October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation [reference].
  • FAO and OIE launched a new joint initiative for the Global Control of African swine fever - A GF-TADs initiative 2020-2025 [press release]. 
  • Virtual regional Training of Trainers on ASF detection and emergency response was organized in June-July 2020 engaging animal health officials from Cambodia, Myanmar, Viet Nam and Regional FETPV.
  • Online meeting with CVO Papua New Guinea (PNG) and FAO (HQs, RAP and FAO-PNG) and development partners was held in June 2020 to discuss situation and support to ASF response in PNG.
  • Online course on ASF preparedness for Asia was successfully finished with 490 participants from 27 countries in Asia and Pacific Region with a dozen tutors (May-June 2020).
  • Under the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) umbrella, OIE, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and FAO organized a video call focusing on ASF by engaging several exerts on epidemiology, laboratory, biosecurity and prevention as well as socioeconomic aspects. Each participating country provided update on ASF preparedness in the individual countries (March 2020).
  • The production of the Korean version of the manual African swine fever in wild boar: ecology and biosecurity manual in collaboration with the Korean National Institute is completed.
  • Dr B. Tijani, Assistant Director General, FAO participated in the High-Level International Conference - The future of global pork production under the threat of African swine fever, organized by the European Commission in Berlin (January 2020) [reference].
  • The first cohort of trainees have completed the FAO tutored e-learning course on ASF (December 2019) and plans to offer this in 2020 to multiple regions developed.
  • FAO EMC-AH mission to Timor-Leste to assess ASF situation and response strategy (December 2019).
  • The 2019 Annual Coordination meeting of the Project Steering Committee for the FAO-China South-South Cooperation project was held in Kunming City, China, including discussion on ‘ASF prevention and control’ (December 2019).
  • ECTAD/FAO co-organized the 3rd Meeting of the GF-TADs standing group of experts on African swine fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia and4th regional workshop on swine disease control in Asia (November 2019) [reference].
  • The Regional Laboratory Coordinator undertook a mission to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to provide laboratory equipment, reagents and training on ASF diagnostic methodologies (November 2019)
  • FAO EMC-AH mission to Papua New Guinea to assess ASF preparedness and response strategy (October 2019) [reference]
  • ECTAD Viet Nam uploaded a video clip to YouTube on technical advice (September 2019) [reference].
  • Inception Workshop for the Regional Technical Cooperation Programme on African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia was held in Bangkok (August 2019) [reference].
  • ECTAD/FAO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific attended the 2nd standing group of experts on African swine fever (SGE-ASF) meeting for Asia held in Tokyo, Japan (July 2019) [reference].
  • FAO EMC-AH mission to Lao PDR to assess the ASF situation and preparedness and response strategy (June 2019)
  • FAO and World Bank - joint presentation on ASF at the G7 CVO meeting (May 2019).
  • OIE and FAO - joint presentation on ASF at the 87th OIE General Session, OIE, Paris (May 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Cambodia to assess the ASF situation and response strategy (May 2019).
  • In Cambodia, the private sector organized an awareness-training program entitled "Breeding pigs under ASF threat", at which FAO ECTAD Cambodia presented the regional ASF situation (May 2019).
  • FAO project on ASF Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia” started (April 2019).
  • Beijing International Symposium on ASF was jointly organized by MARA, FAO and OIE in Beijing (April 2019).
  • The GF-TADS Standing Group of Experts on ASF for Asia was held in Beijing, hosted by MARA (April 2019).
  • FAO in collaboration with the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia, organized a National Consultative Workshop on the Development of ASF Preparedness and Response Plan (ASF-CPRP) in Cambodia (April 2019).
  • FAO Technical Cooperation Programme project “African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia” (TCP/RAS/3704) started on 23 April 2019.
  • FAO organized a workshop on ASF Preparedness & Response Plan and portable PCR in Cambodia (April 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Viet Nam from in March 2019 to assess ASF situation and response strategy.
  • FAO Myanmar is advising Veterinary Service on appropriate active surveillance and on laboratory diagnosis. FAO completed an EMC-AH mission to Myanmar to assess ASF preparedness, including laboratory capacity (March 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH Emergency Response Mission to Mongolia to assess ASF situation (February 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to assess ASF preparedness [reference].
  • FAO and MARA, China jointly organized the Multilateral Cross-Border Meeting in Greater Mekong Subregion to Strengthen Collaboration of Transboundary Animal Disease Control in Beijing, China, in November 2018 which included “African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness training” for Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam and China [reference].
  • FAO-China, Chief/AGAH and CVO met with MARA Vice Minister and senior staff of Veterinary Bureau and China Animal Disease Control Center in November. A call for solidarity to address the expanding global threat of ASF to the G20 was suggested by Chinese officials [reference].
  • In October 2018 and again in February 2019, FAO Chief Veterinary Officer sent a message to CVOs in the region and throughout the world encouraging preparedness and vigilance [reference].
  • FAO and MARA jointly held a Technical Consultation on ‘Application of Technology to Strengthen ASF Control through Rapid Detection and Response’ in October 2018 in Beijing, China [reference].
  • FAO organized an Emergency Regional Consultation on African Swine Fever in Bangkok, September 2018 [reference].
  • FAO released a publication on ASF spread in Asia (March 2018) and urged regional collaboration and preparedness [reference].
  • FAO and World Bank delivered a joint presentation at the G7 CVO meeting (May 2019).
  • OIE and FAO delivered a joint presentation on ASF at the 87th OIE General Session, OIE, Paris (May 2019).
  • FAO project on ASF Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia” started from April 2019.
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Cambodia from 27 May to assess the ASF situation and response strategy.
  • In Cambodia, the private sector organized an awareness-training program entitled "Breeding pigs under ASF threat" on 9 May, at which FAO ECTAD Cambodia presented the regional ASF situation.
  • Beijing International Symposium on ASF was jointly organized by MARA, FAO and OIE on 8-9 April in Beijing [reference].
  • The 1st meeting of GF-TADS Standing Group of Experts (SGE) on ASF for Asia was held in Beijing, hosted by MARA.
  • FAO in collaboration with the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production (GDAHP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia, organized a National Consultative Workshop on the Development of ASF Preparedness and Response Plan (ASF-CPRP) in Cambodia on 8-9 April 2019.
  • FAO organized a training workshop on operationalizing the ASF Preparedness and Response Plan and how to use portable PCR for ASF in Cambodia on 10-11 April 2019.
  • FAO participated at International Symposium on ASF and Standing Group of Exerts (SGE)–ASF meeting (Beijing, April 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Viet Nam from 11 to 16 March to assess ASF situation and response strategy.
  • FAO Myanmar is advising Veterinary Service on appropriate active surveillance and on laboratory diagnosis. FAO completed an EMC-AH mission to Myanmar to assess ASF preparedness, including laboratory capacity by expert from an OIE/FAO reference laboratory (March 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH Emergency Response Mission to Mongolia to assess ASF situation (February 2019).
  • FAO deployed an EMC-AH mission to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to assess ASF preparedness [reference].
  • FAO and MARA jointly organized the Multilateral Cross-Border Meeting in Greater Mekong Subregion to Strengthen Collaboration of Transboundary Animal Disease Control in Beijing, China in November 2018 which included “African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness training” for Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam and China [reference].
  • On 16 November, FAO-China, Chief/AGAH and CVO met with MARA Vice Minister and senior staff of Veterinary Bureau and China Animal Disease Control Center. A call for solidarity to address the expanding global threat of ASF to the G20 was suggested by Chinese officials [reference].
  • In October 2018 and again in February 2019, FAO Chief Veterinary Officer sent a message to CVOs in the region and throughout the world encouraging preparedness and vigilance [reference].
  • FAO and MARA jointly held a Technical Consultation on ‘Application of Technology to Strengthen ASF Control through Rapid Detection and Response’ in October 2018 in Beijing, China, with participants from Veterinary Bureau/MARA, China Animal Disease Control Center (CADC), China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC) [reference].
  • FAO organized an “Emergency Regional Consultation on African swine fever: Risk reduction and preparedness” in Bangkok, 5-7 September, 2018, with the overall objective to:
    • review the ASF situation and risks to the rest of China and the region;
    • develop a regional approach for ASF risk reduction, preparedness and response;
    • identify priority actions required for countries in a short, medium and longer term; and
    • facilitate the development of a stakeholder network for ASF.
  • FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) is communicating closely with authorities in China’s Veterinary Bureau to monitor the situation and to respond effectively to the outbreak inside the country.
  • FAO ECTAD is likewise in contact with authorities in neighbouring countries, to raise the importance of preparedness to respond to the threat of further spread.
  • The FAO Manual on ASF Detection and Diagnosis was recently translated into Chinese in collaboration with Veterinary authorities and ASF national reference laboratory in China, and distributed in the regions.
  • FAO undertook a mission in Mongolia (16-23 April) to explore the feasibility of wild boar surveillance along the border with Russia. Following this mission an awareness pamphlet was produced and delivered to herders/hunters and some rangers in the provinces that border with Russian Federation. 
  • FAO warned of the risk of African swine fever threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries, and urges regional collaboration including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures [reference].
  • FAO released a rapid risk assessment of ASF introduction in March 2018: “African Swine Fever Threatens People’s Republic of China” [reference].
  • FAO and authorities in China jointly developed a Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarians (FETPV) in China to strengthen epidemiological investigation, disease situation tracking, risk assessment and emergency preparedness.  ‘Graduates’ of the programme have been mobilized for epidemiological investigations, sampling and response activities.
  • An event for ASF policy in East and Southeast Asia was organized Under FAO-led international H2020 research consortium for the coordination of animal health research between China and EU (LinkTADs).
  • FAO provided TCP/CPR/3501 “Developing Prevention and Control Strategies for African Swine Fever (ASF) in China” (Jul 2014 - Dec 2015; USD 380,000) to improve the capacity in ASF prevention, ASF preparedness, risk assessment, diagnostic techniques, epidemiology, raising awareness, strengthening national ASF laboratory coordination mechanism, and set up an ASF contingency plan.

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ASF reported administrative areas since August 2018

China: Anhui, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Guangdong, Gansu, Shandong, Hainan and Hebei provinces, Tianjin, Chongqing, Shanghai and Beijing municipalities, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui, Guangxi Zhuang, Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibet (Xizang) autonomous regions and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Mongolia: Bulgan, Darkhan-Uul, Dundgovi, Orkhon, Selenge, Töv provinces and Ulaanbaatar
Viet Nam: All provinces and municipalities.
Cambodia: Ratanakiri, Tboung Khmum, Svay Rieng, Takeo and Kandal provinces.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Chagang-Do.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: All provinces and municipality.
Myanmar: Shan, Kachin, Kayah states and Sagaing Region.
The Philippines: Abra, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Aklan, Albay, Antique, Apayao, Aurora, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bohol, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Camiguin, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cavite, Cebu, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands, Eastern Samar, Guimaras, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Isabela, Kalinga, La Union, Laguna, Lanao del Norte, Leyte, Marinduque, Masbate, Maguindanao del Sur, Mindoro Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Mountain, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, North Cotabato, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Quirino, Rizal, Romblon, Samar,Sarangani, Sorsogon, Southern Leyte, Sultan Kudarat, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tarlac, Zambales, Zamboanga del Sur provinces and Metro Manila (Caloocan, Malabon and Quezon cities).
Republic of Korea: Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Incheon City, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Timor-Leste: All districts.
Indonesia: North Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Lampung, Jambi, Bangka Belitung; West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, Banten, East Java; Bali; East Nusa Tenggara; West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan; South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi provinces.
Papua New Guinea: Southern Highlands, Enga, Hela, Western Highlands, Jiwaka, and Simbu provinces.
India: Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Bihar, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand states, and Delhi National Capital Territory.
Disputed territory: Arunachal Pradesh.
Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak; Perak, Pahang, Malacca, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Trengganu, Kelantan and Penang (Pulau Pinang) states.
Bhutan: Chhukha, Samdrup Jongkhar, Sarpang, Trashigang, and Pemagatshel districts.
Thailand: Buri Ram, Chachoengsao, Chaiyaphum, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chumphon, Kalasin, Kamphaeng Phet, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phetchaburi, Phichit, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Songkhla, Suphan Buri, Trang, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani provinces and Bangkok.
Nepal: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sunsari, Jajarkot, Jhapa, Morang , Chitwan, Bardiva, Dang, Kaski, Surkhet, Sunsari, Kailali, Syangia, Bara, Jajarkot, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Doit, Lamjung and Tanahu districts.
Singapore
Bangladesh: Chittagong Division.

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