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Assam not to cull pigs despite African Swine Flu killing 2500 pigs

Monday, May 4, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Assam not to cull pigs despite African Swine Flu killing 2500 pigs

African Swine Flu has spread across hundreds of Assam's villages and has reportedly killed about 2,500 pigs. The Centre has given the state government permission to cull pigs if the need be.

However, the state is not ready to cull them as yet. They are going to try out alternative measures to contain the spread of the flu.

Only those pigs found to have been infected will be culled. Fatality rate among the affected pigs is 100 percent.

As per a report published by The Statesman, it all started in a village in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China. “The disease was detected during the last part of February. However, it started in April 2019 in China at a village of Xizang province bordering Arunachal Pradesh. It is suspected that the disease crossed over to Arunachal Pradesh and then reached Assam,” Assam's Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora has been quoted as saying.

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