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African Swine Fever Breaks Out in Chad

by 5m Editor
25 October 2010, at 9:46am

CHAD - The country's veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of African swine fever.

The World Organisation for Animal Health received an immediate notification on Friday, 22 October. According to the report, the outbreak was first detected on 4 October, and confirmed last week, 21 October.

The report states that the outbreak occured at a village in the Mayo Kebi region. A total of 883 swine were found affected. All affected animals reportedly died as a result of the outbreak.

Illegal movement of animals has been determined as the primary source of the ASF outbreak.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on African swine fever by clicking here.

5m Editor