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Bangladesh reports first case of African swine fever

Outbreak occurred on a "Pig Development Farm" in Rangamati with 414 susceptible pigs.

Ann Hess

December 22, 2023

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Bangladesh has confirmed its first occurrence of African swine fever in the country. The outbreak began on Nov. 13 on a "Pig Development Farm" in Rangamati with 414 susceptible pigs.

The source or origin of infection is unknown or inconclusive at this time, according to the World Organization for Animal Health. Movement control, surveillance and an awareness campaign have been executed.

According to the latest Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations' African swine fever situation update in Asia & Pacific:

  • Neighboring Myanmar has confirmed 12 ASF outbreaks since the first one was reported in August 2019.

  • As of May 19, 2023, 39 ASF outbreaks have been detected in pig farms in Nepal. Since ASF was confirmed in wild boar in March, five ASF outbreaks have also been confirmed in pig farms in the Sudurpashchim Province.

  • Bhutan's first ASF outbreak occurred in May 2021. This year ASF outbreaks have been reported in Sarpang, Chhukha, Dagana districts, and the latest Trashigang District in August 2023.

  • Since ASF was confirmed in India in January 2020, ASF outbreaks have been officially reported in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Bihar, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana and Tripura states. According to media, ASF was also recently detected in Kerala and Assam states; in Manipur State, the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department identified a total of 33 epicenters and surrounding areas in 430 villages as infected zones.

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