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African Swine Fever confirmed to be cause of pig deaths in Mizoram

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Aizawl, April 13: African Swine Fever has been confirmed to be the cause of death of over 600 pigs in Mizoram, officials said today.

A high-level meeting was chaired by animal husbandry & veterinary minister Dr K Beichhua to discuss the outbreak of African Swine Fever that has claimed the lives of 671 pigs across Mizoram till today.

Officials of the department informed the meeting that samples sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal tested positive for ASF. “Further confirmation to identify the serotype through genome sequencing is still awaited,” they said.

As per reports received by the department of AH & Veterinary, ASF has already claimed the lives of 431 pigs in Lungsen village in Lunglei district near Bangladesh border, where pig death due to the disease was first reported.

The government have so far declared Lungsen village, Electric Veng in Lunglei; Zawlnuam village in Mamit district; Edenthar and Armed Veng within Aizawl city as infected areas where pig deaths have been reported.

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African Swine Fever confirmed to be cause of pig deaths in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 13: African Swine Fever has been confirmed to be the cause of death of over 600 pigs in Mizoram, officials said today.

A high-level meeting was chaired by animal husbandry & veterinary minister Dr K Beichhua to discuss the outbreak of African Swine Fever that has claimed the lives of 671 pigs across Mizoram till today.

Officials of the department informed the meeting that samples sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal tested positive for ASF. “Further confirmation to identify the serotype through genome sequencing is still awaited,” they said.

As per reports received by the department of AH & Veterinary, ASF has already claimed the lives of 431 pigs in Lungsen village in Lunglei district near Bangladesh border, where pig death due to the disease was first reported.

The government have so far declared Lungsen village, Electric Veng in Lunglei; Zawlnuam village in Mamit district; Edenthar and Armed Veng within Aizawl city as infected areas where pig deaths have been reported.

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