Kenya Reports Two Outbreaks of ASF

by 5m Editor
7 March 2011, at 9:28am

KENYA - The Kenyan veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of African swine fever in the Nyanza and Western provinces.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Friday, 4 March. The outbreak was first observed on 7 December 2010, and confirmed on 12 January. The affected population consists of subsistence farms around the towns. According to the report, three farms that use swill were affected.

A total of 365 animals were found susceptible to the disease, out of which 200 cases and 165 deaths were reported.

The main sources linked with the outbreak are:

  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Illegal movement of animals
  • Swill feeding
  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)

Further Reading

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