Wayanad, Kerala has detected a case of African swine fever
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Wayanad, Kerala has detected a case of African swine fever

After samples were analysed at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal, the illness was identified in pigs from two farms in the area.

On Friday, two farms in Kerala's Wayanad district's Mananthavady reported having African swine disease.

Following testing of the samples at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal, the illness was identified in the pigs from two farms in the district.

According to a representative of the Animal Husbandry Department, the samples were sent for testing after a large number of pigs at one of the farms perished.

"The infection has now been established by the test results. There are instructions to kill 300 pigs on the second farm", the representative said.

After receiving a warning from the Center that African swine flu had been reported in Bihar and a few northeastern states, the state had earlier this month enhanced bio-security procedures.

African swine fever is a highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting domestic pigs.

According to Chinchu Rani, Kerala's Minister for Animal Husbandry, the government has increased protective measures to stop the spread of the African swine flu that has been reported in Wayanad. She also stressed that there is no need to fear.

African swine flu, known as African swine fever, is a fatal viral disease that affects pigs and is extremely contagious. However, neither humans nor any other creatures are impacted by it. Preventive measures are crucial because the disease has no vaccination and no set course of therapy. After the disease was identified in Bihar and a few Northeastern states, the Union Animal Husbandry department warned the State to tighten bio-security measures effectively, the Minister said.

All district animal husbandry officials have been instructed to start taking the appropriate steps in accordance with the African swine fever action plan that the Center has advised. Additionally, the State has instructed all diagnostic facilities to adopt the necessary safety precautions.

To inform them of effective bio-security procedures to be taken during waste disposal on the farm grounds, awareness programmes will be held for pug farm owners and officials with the state-run farms.

For the purpose of reporting any suspected cases of the disease from any region of the State, a State level control room has been created operational. You can reach the control room by phone at the Kudappanakkunnu District Animal Control Project office by dialling 0471-2732151.

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