Pigs dying of African Swine Fever in Myagdi

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Pigs are being infected from the African Swine Fever in Myagdi. More than 300 pigs have died so far due to the infection in Beni and rural areas of the district.

According to Jeevan Pradad Acharya, chief of Veterinary Hospital and Animal Expert Center Myagdi, African swine fever was confirmed in the samples taken from some of the farms.

Acharya further said that though there is no complete cure of the disease, it can be reduced by vaccinating the pigs. However, the infection does not affect humans.

Farmers are called to an awareness program to control the disease in the district, Animal Services Branch of Beni Municipality said. Furthermore, they are requested to isolate the suspected animals from the herd and inform the Center on time while disposing the dead animals in pits.