April 6, 2021

 

Death of pigs in Lunglei district of south Mizoram, India, linked to ASF

 
 

The death of more than 80 pigs in Lunglei district of south Mizoram, India, over the last two weeks, has been linked to African swine fever (ASF) as the likely cause of the deaths.

 

The first death was reported on March 21, according to officials, after which veterinary officers were sent to the district to ascertain the cause.

 

The confirmatory test for ASF is yet to be done at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Madhya Pradesh, but the deaths have triggered fears in the state government which has already sounded alert for the disease.

 

- Hindustan Times