Number of pigs killed by African swine fever in Tanzania rises to 1,155


DAR ES SALAAM, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- The number of pigs killed by the African swine fever in northern Tanzania has risen from 500 to 1,155, an official said on Wednesday.

Hezron Nonga, the director of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, told Xinhua in a telephone interview that out of the 1,155 killed pigs, 909 were in Kahama district, 56 in Geita district, 38 in Mbogwe district, 147 in Sengerema district, four in Kyerwa district and one in Misungwi district.

Nonga visited Kahama district to provide support to a team of experts formed by the government to contain the spread of the deadly disease that broke out in Kahama district in late December 2020.

Mashimba Ndaki, the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, last week directed regional and district commissioners to control the transportation of pigs to curb the spread of the disease.

In March 2018, more than 900 pigs were killed by the African swine fever in the southern Tanzania's region of Ruvuma.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In World

Saudi-led coalition destroys five Houthi drones - Saudi TV
This US startup is building tiny injectable robots to attack tumours
South Korea, U.S. scale back military drill over coronavirus
Biden marks Selma anniversary with order to expand voting access
Manhattan’s real estate agents take up TikTok to find renters
New Zealand's Auckland emerges from lockdown, Australia starts AstraZeneca vaccinations
A crisis with a woman’s face
Why it's so hard for survivors to come forward
Boy killed in Senegal protests as opposition steps up pressure
U.S. scientists doubtful of one-shot regimen for Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines - WSJ

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers