African Swine Fever

Meghalaya detects African swine fever outbreak after Assam, Arunachal

Meghalaya is the third state in the country to see the outbreak of ASF. The two other affected states are Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

published on : 13th August 2020

Amid border row with New Delhi, China bans pork imports from India

The ban comes after tensions between the two countries flared up in Galwan Valley region due to India's 'recent, illegal construction of defense facilities on the border' to Chinese territory.

published on : 29th May 2020

African swine fever kills over 13,000 pigs in Assam, nine districts affected

The outbreak of the disease was initially detected in Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Biswanath districts.

published on : 10th May 2020

Assam reels under pig pandemic, more carcasses fished out from Brahmaputra

This is for the first time that African swine fever (AFS) has been reported in India. The deaths of nearly 2,500 domestic pigs from AFS have alarmed the state government.

published on : 4th May 2020

Now, virus in carcasses from China said to be behind deaths of 2200 pigs in Assam

“As far as we know, China dumped the carcasses of pigs in the river. They first came floating into Arunachal and then into Assam,” Dr Pulin Chandra Das told The New Indian Express.

published on : 2nd May 2020