Swine flu

Suspected African Swine Fever has killed over 1,000 pigs in Zambia’s Luapula province situated north of the country, state-run news agency reported on Thursday.

Luapula Province Veterinary Officer Mofya Musalwa said the disease, which broke out in October this year, has mainly affected two districts in the province, according to the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS).

Many of the deaths were from Samfya district where the disease first broke out, he added.

According to him, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries has since embarked on conducting awareness campaigns while the movement of pigs has also been regulated in order to contain the disease.

The authorities have also banned the sale of pig products in the province until the disease was brought under control. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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