African Swine Fever outbreak in Mauritius
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported
in Mauritius yesterday. It is expected that all 17,000 pigs on the Island will
die or be slaughtered.
The minister of agro industry and fisheries Arvin Boolell
commented, "The country is in a crisis situation. Hundreds of pigs have died
already at three locations. There is no vaccine and no cure for the African
Swine Fever which has reached us."
Some strains of ASF in Sub-Saharan
Africa, which are present in domestic and wild pigs can cause high mortality and
â€¢ Ministry of agro
industry and fisheries
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