May 15, 2024


919 swine die due to ASF in Mizoram, India


At least 919 swine have died in Mizoram, India, due to African swine fever (ASF) infections this year as the disease continues to spread, The Times of India reported.


State animal husbandry and veterinary department officials said that 36 localities and villages have been identified as infected areas.


Officials noted that the ASF resurgence has resulted in 631 swine deaths from January 1 to May 10, 2024, while 288 swine have been culled to control the outbreak.


Aizawl district has been the hardest hit, with 306 swine killed and 190 culled during the same period. Within the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area, 20 neighbourhoods have been identified as ASF-infested, while five villages in the Aizawl district have been declared infected. In the AMC area alone, 288 pigs have died and 177 have been culled.


The current ASF resurgence began in early April. Department officials stated that the outbreak often recurs when the climate starts to warm up and pre-monsoon rains commence in the state.


-      The Times of India

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