African swine fever:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: After African Swine Fever (ASF) cases were reported in a breeding farm in Sepahijala district, the Tripura government has decided to go in for mass culling of infected pigs at the farm.   About African Swine Fever (ASF): ASF is a highly contagious and …

African swine fever:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading widely in Vietnam and is hurting the local farming industry, forcing the culling of three times the number of hogs culled last year. The outbreak has this year spread to 2,275 areas, in 57 out of the country’s 63 …

African swine fever

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. African swine fever: Context: Small farms in Asia are the worst hit by the African Swine Fever outbreak. Why? Pig farms remain dominantly an affair of small-scale farmers. In many countries, including India, 70 per cent of the pig farms are owned by small-scale farmers. In China, almost 98 per …

African swine fever

  Topics Covered: Issues related to health. African swine fever  Context:  African Swine Fever (ASF) was first reported in Manipur in December 2020 and there have been no cases since. Illegal import of pigs might have introduced the infection to the state, officials of the state veterinary department suspect.  Recently, four districts of Mizoram have …

African swine fever

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. African swine fever: Context: An outbreak of suspected African swine fever (ASF) has killed 276 domestic pigs in Lunglei district of Mizoram. As a part of the preventive measures, the local authorities have restricted the procurement and supply of pigs from and to the affected area and the district …