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African swine fever reported in Kerala's Wayanad

African swine fever is a highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting domestic pigs.

Reported By : PTI Edited By : Paras Bisht
Thiruvananthapuram
Updated on: July 22, 2022 12:01 IST
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Highlights

  • African swine fever reported from two farms in Kerala's Wayanad district
  • The disease was confirmed among pigs of two farms
  • Samples were tested at the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal

African swine fever has been reported from two farms at Mananthavady in Kerala's Wayanad district. The disease was confirmed among pigs of two farms in the district after the samples were tested at the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.

"Now the test result has confirmed the infection. Directions have been issued to cull 300 pigs of the second farm," the official said. The Department said steps are being taken to prevent the disease from being spread.

The state had earlier this month tightened bio-security measures following an alert from the Centre that African swine fever has been reported in Bihar and a few northeastern states. African swine fever is a highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting domestic pigs.

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