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African Swine Fever Found in Zimbabwe

29 July 2015

ZIMBABWE - There have been two outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Zimbabwe.

The outbreaks were in village pigs in Mashonaland Central district, where the pigs were of varying age groups and kept under a free-range system.

There were 50 deaths from the disease out of a susceptible population of 1918. 

The disease was first detected in villages along the northern border with Mozambique. The country last reported cases of African Swine Fever in this area more than 10 years ago.

The whole of Mount Darwin district has been placed under quarantine with movement of swine and swine products not being allowed in or out of the district.

Weekly inspections are currently on going in the affected villages and neighbouring properties within a 20km radius. Infected carcasses are being disposed of through burning and burying.

ThePigSite News Desk

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