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African Swine Fever (ASF)

Recently, a case of ‘African swine fever’ (ASF) has been reported in a breeding farm in Sepahijala district of Tripura.

Since then, the Tripura government has decided to massacre all the infected pigs reared in the farm.

What is African Swine Fever (ASF)

  • African swine fever is a highly contagious and fatal disease in animals. It infects domestic and wild pigs. Due to African swine fever infection, pigs suffer from a type of acute hemorrhagic fever.
  • African swine fever was first observed in Africa in the 1920s.
  • There is no cure for this fever, and the mortality rate in this disease is close to 100 percent.
  • No recognized vaccine has yet been discovered for African swine fever, which is why infected animals are killed to prevent the spread of the infection.

Source – The Hindu

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