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Swine Fever: 400 pigs killed

Officials at the Ashanti regional Veterinary Services Department have stepped up bio-security measures following an outbreak of African swine fever which has killed 400 pigs in three districts of the region between May and June this year.

Adjaman and Amakom in the Bosomtwe district, Hemang near Santasi in the Atwima Nwabiagya district, and Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North district are some communities that have been affected by the disease.

Movement and slaughter of pigs as well as swine products to and from the affected communities have consequently been banned as a measure to control and curtail the spread of the fever, caused by a virus that produces acute to chronic symptoms.

The disease affects only pigs and is highly contagious.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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