Cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported by local authorities in both Tripura in Northeast India and in Chukha, Bhutan.
According to ANI News, an anonymous source from Tripura’s Animal Resources Development Department said that ASF had been detected at a breeding farm located at Devipur in the Sepahjala district.
The source said that pigs available within a one-kilometre radius of the breeding farm will be culled and buried to contain the spread of the disease.
In Bhutan, an outbreak of ASF was reported at a semi-commercial pig farm in Samphellig gewog, with 44 pigs having been killed and seven reported sick. A further 615 pigs in the affected area are thought to be at risk.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, the movement of all livestock and livestock products have been banned from Samphelling gewog of Chukha dzongkhag until further notice.