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African Swine Fever Reported From 2 Farms In Kerala’s Wayanad

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Mumbai: African swine fever has been reported among pigs from two farms at Mananthavady in Kerala’s Wayanad, officials said.

This comes after samples were tested at the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

An official of the Animal Husbandry Department told PTI that the samples were sent for testing after the mass death of pigs in a field.

“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 that steps are being taken to contain the spread of the disease.

The state had earlier this month tightened biosecurity measures after the Center was alerted after reports of African swine fever were reported in Bihar and some northeastern states.

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

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