- NET Web Desk
As many as 4,848 pigs and piglets have succumbed due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), since its recurrence from February 2022.
According to the data released by state Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) Department, as many as 39 pigs died on Sunday due to the highly contagious haemorrhagic illness of domestic and wild pigs, which has been intermittent along the Northeastern Indian regions.
Till date, atleast 4,077 pigs have been slaughtered to prevent further spread of ASF and 11 pigs were culled on Sunday, it said.
The highly contagious pig disease has currently affected 68 villages and localities in nine out of 11 districts of the state, the data said.
Recently, the AH&VS minister of Mizoram – Dr K Beichhua asserted that state administration will soon declare the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) as ‘state disaster’.
The Mizoram Chief Minister – Zoramthanga has also agreed to designate the outbreak as a state catastrophe. In the meantime, the state administration has already received funding to compensate farmers for their culled pigs; Beichhua added.