April 20, 2021

 

Four districts in India affected by ASF


 

Four Indian districts have been affected by African swine fever that was first reported on March 21 at Lungsen in south Mizoram's Lunglei district near the Bangladesh border, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department's joint director, Lalhmingthanga, told PTI.

 

So far, 577 pigs have died in Lungsen village, and 32 died in the Electric Veng area of Lunglei town. Additionally, 78 died in the Edenthar neighbourhood and 74 in the Armed Veng locality of Aizawl, Lalhmingthanga said.

 

159 more pigs died in three villages of Mamit district, he added.

 

Lungsen (Lunglei district), Zawlnuam (Mamit district) and Keitum (Serchhip district) have been declared as infected areas to stop further spread of ASF. Such areas also include three localities in Aizawl: Bawngkawn, Armed Veng and Edenthar.

 

In addition, Electric Veng, Salem Veng and Rashhi Veng in Lunglei have been declared as infected.

 

- Hindustan Times