Bhutan reports African swine fever in domestic pigs

The outbreak killed 6 pigs in a herd
calendar icon 2 March 2023
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Bhutan reported an outbreak of Africanswine fever in pigs in a village near the border with India, Reuters reported, citing the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) on Thursday.

The outbreak killed 6 pigs in a herd of 58 in a village in the Dagana district, the Paris-based WOAH said, citing Bhutanese authorities.

The disease is not dangerous to humans but is fatal for pigs. It wiped out around half of China's herd in 2019 and still causes outbreaks in the country.

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