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Mizoram: Over 6,500 pigs culled due to African Swine Fever this year

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Aizawl, June 25: After 300 more pigs were culled due to African Swine Fever (ASF) infection in the past two days, the death toll of pigs has reached 6,504 pigs this year.

The figure stands at 3,350 since February, this year.

According to officials, 33,420 pigs and piglets died due to ASF in 2021, 12,800 in 2022, and 1,040 in 2023.

The first case of ASF in Mizoram was reported in mid-March, 2021, from Lungsen village in Lunglei district along the Bangladesh border and since then, the disease has resurfaced every year.

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Meanwhile, the state government has also banned the import of pigs and piglets from neighbouring states and countries where perpetual ASF infestations are being reported.

The government has so far provided compensation to over 3,000 families for the loss of pigs due to the disease.

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