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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 191-194
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.023


African Swine Fever: A Potential Threat to Pig Husbandry in India
T.K. Dutta*, P. Roychoudhury, Belinda L. Vangchhia, Rebecca L. Ralte and P.K. Subudhi
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, CVSc&AH, CAU(I), Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram – 796014, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

African Swine Fever (ASF) is an acute contagious vector borne disease of pigs caused by African Swine Fever virus (ASFV), which is the only known vector transmitted DNA virus and transmitted by the soft tick under genus Ornithodoros. So far the ASF was restricted to most of the African and few European countries. Recently, the disease has crossed the continental borders and reached to Asia and made a huge economic loss in Cambodia, China, Mongolia and Vietnam. It is a peracute disease of domestic and wild pigs in with mortality rate nearly 100%. The disease has similarity in clinical appearance with classical swine fever, therefore, difficult to diagnose without laboratory interference. Recently, an outbreak was recorded in China bordering the village of Arunachal Pradesh. Precautionary measures need to be taken to tackle the possible threat of ASF in India, as it may cause a devastating result in the pig husbandry. The present article is prepared on information about African Swine Fever disease and possible precautionary measures to prevent the disease in India.


Keywords: African Swine Fever, Pigs, India
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Dutta, T.K., P. Roychoudhury, Belinda L. Vangchhia, Rebecca L. Ralte and Subudhi, P.K. 2019. African Swine Fever: A Potential Threat to Pig Husbandry in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 191-194. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.023