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Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern States of India

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Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern States of India

Outbreak of ‘African Swine Fever’ in North-Eastern states of India

  • Recently there has been an outbreak of African swine fever in the North-Eastern states of India. In a few days, this disease has engulfed Mizoram and Meghalaya.
  • African swine fever is a disease related to animals and it spreads from animal to animal only.
  • 1,700 pigs have been killed in a month in Mizoram due to African swine fever. It has now spread to Meghalaya and so far 300 pigs have been killed here.

African Swine Fever in the Philippines

  • Recently the Government of the Philippines has declared the country a state of disaster for a year, in order to overcome the effects of African Swine Fever, because in the year 2019, due to the outbreak of this disease, more than three million hogs were killed here.

African Swine Fever

  • The first case of African swine fever was revealed in It is an incurable disease and the only way to stop the disease from spreading is to kill animals in which the disease has occurred so that it cannot spread the disease to others.
  • It is not a threat to humans. The reason for this is that the disease spreads from animal to animal. The African Swine Fever Virus is resistant to low temperatures. The virus dies only when pigs are heated to 70 to 100 degrees Celsius.
  • It is highly contagious and is a cross-border disease.

World Organization for Animal Health – OIE

  • African Swine Fever has been included in the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code. According to the OIE, 24 percent of its member countries have reported the disease.

Source: The Hindu

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