Outbreak of African Swine Fever confirmed in Central Region

Pig owners in the Central Region are alarmed over a confirmed outbreak of African swine fever in the region.

The contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs was confirmed by the Veterinary Services in the Region, Thursday night.

It is not clear yet how many pigs have been affected by the disease but the Service is taking proactive measures to stop its spread.

It has consequently placed a ban on the movement of pigs in the region and has written to the police service to help enforce the ban.

The police are however yet to draw a roadmap to control the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, residents and pig owners in the area are worried the outbreak of the disease will affect the pig economy in the region.

They told Joy News’ Richard Kojo Nyarko the disease may have dire consequences on their…

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