African swine fever outbreaks are causing major disruptions in the Indian state of Mizoram, killing over 4600 pigs in two months. Indian animal health authorities have logged 4650 ASF mortalities in pigs and piglets in two months in the state of Mizoram.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Department joint director livestock health Dr Lalhmingthanga said that the outbreak had caused farm losses of over $A3.31 million. The first case of African swine fever was reported on March 21 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 May 29, the official death toll from ASF stood at 4650 pigs.