German farm will kill 4000 pigs after swine fever case

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A pig farm in Germany has started killing all 4000 of its animals.

Highlights

  • The farm took this step after a case of African Swine Fever was reported.
  • Last year, such cases were first reported in wild boars in Germany.
  • African swine fever is usually fatal to pigs but does not affect humans.

Berlin: A pig farm in Germany started killing all 4,000 of its animals on Wednesday. The farm took this step after a case of African Swine Fever was reported. This case of outbreak of swine fever has come to a swine farm near Guestro, about 185 km north-west of Berlin. Last year, such cases were first reported in wild boars in Germany. African swine fever is usually fatal to pigs but does not affect humans.

Swine fever spread in many European countries

African swine fever has spread to several European countries, affecting wild boars and farm pigs. Let us tell you that African Swine Fever is very fatal for pigs and its effect has been seen in many countries of the world. Talking about India, in May last year, more than 13 thousand pigs have died due to African Swine Fever infection in Assam. After the cases of swine fever came to light, the livelihood of hundreds of people engaged in animal husbandry in the state was affected.

India has also not been untouched by it.

It was revealed this year that in just 5 months, from the end of March to August in Mizoram, more than 25 thousand pigs died due to ‘African Swine Fever’ causing a loss of over Rs 121 crore. Thousands of pigs were killed to prevent further spread of the viral disease. In this way, in the last few years, African swine flu has affected many countries of the world.

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