Aizawl, 6th July: State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science department of Mizoram has informed that 9000 pigs in the state have died in three months as a consequence of African Swine fever. According to a report more than 152 villages in the 10 districts of Mizoram have been affected due to African swine fever causing a loss of almost 36.68 crores.
Many pigs are culled to prevent the spread of the virus
The report also says that 1078 pigs have been slaughtered to prevent the spread of the virus. The first pig death was reported on 21st March at Lungsen village of Lunglei district of Mizoram bordering Bangladesh.
African swine fever is deadly and highly contagious
African Swine Flu is a deadly and highly contagious virus which can spread very easily. The Mizoram government is very much concerned about the rapid spread of African swine flu and the massive number of deaths of pigs in the state.
Humans are safe from African Swine Flu
According to the experts the virus cannot affect humans and the pigs will not work as a carrier of virus for the human beings. The Mizoram government has assured the citizens to take immediate preventive measures so that the situation can come into control.