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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

African Swine Fever


US adds India to list of countries affected by African swine fever

March 26, 2021 7:12 am

ASF is a highly contagious animal disease of wild and domestic swine. It can spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality.

Germany confirms first case of swine fever on its territory

September 10, 2020 3:57 pm

Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said Thursday that authorities have prepared for the eventuality of a case occurring in Germany and will be imposing measures to prevent a possible spread of the disease.

In African swine fever outbreak in N-E, a ‘piggy’ jackpot for Punjab

July 28, 2020 5:34 am

The pigs were to be originally sent to the North East states, but the plan got derailed with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in the Seven Sisters.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever that has hit Assam after China, what has been its impact?

July 27, 2020 4:39 pm

The current outbreak of ASF in India is the first time that the disease has been reported in the country. In September 2019, the outbreak of the disease swept through pig populations in China — which is the largest exporter and consumer of pork — leading to large-scale cullings.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever reported in India for the first time?

May 07, 2020 8:27 pm

Over 2,900 pigs have died in the Assam due to African Swine Fever (ASF), which does not affect humans but can be catastrophic for pigs.