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As many as 961 pigs die as swine flu breaks out in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 23 (UNI): Resurgence of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak has claimed at least 961 pigs while 1,315 pigs have been culled to date, state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department officials said on Thursday.

The officials said 45 pigs died in the state on Thursday while 11 pigs were culled on the same day. Of 45 dead pigs 30 are from Tuirial village near Aizawl.


At least 47,396 pigs have died in the state due to the ASF outbreak since 2021-22 till date. Records of the state Veterinary Department say that 33,417 pigs died during 2021-22, while 12,795 pigs and 1,180 died during 2022-23 and 2023-24, respectively.

The records also said 25,234 pigs have been culled since 2021-22 till date. At least 12,568 pigs were culled in 2021-22 while 11,686 pigs were culled in 2022-2023 and 980 pigs were culled during 2023-24.

The records said that 2,488 families have so far been compensated for the loss of pigs while the state government has approached the centre for payment of compensation to additional families amounting to Rs. 311.66 lakh.

Six districts – Aizawl, Champhai, Lunglei, Saitual, Khawzawl and Serchhip – are now declared ASF-infested districts while 5 districts are still considered as still safe from the recurrence of the outbreak.

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