African swine fever kills 4,600 pigs in India
Dr Lalhmingthanga, the Joint Director (Livestock Health) at the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Department, told India Today that that the outbreak has caused farm losses of over $2.5 million (Rs 18.60 crore).
The first case of African swine fever was reported on 21 March in Lungsen, a village in South Mizoram near the border with Bangladesh. Since this first case, the deadly pig disease has spread to nine districts across the state.
As of 29 May, the official death toll from ASF stands at 4,650 pigs. ■