African Swine Fever outbreak reported in South Africa.

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African Swine Fever outbreak reported in South Africa

Johannesburg, May 31,  African Swine Fever, a severe haemorrhagic disease of pigs, has been reported in the Northern Cape Province, the department of agriculture said on Thursday.

The virus can result in “a great number of the death of pigs in a short span of time”.

The virus is also  transmitted by contact with infected pigs, ticks or feeding of infected swill, the department said in a statement.

It is not transmitted to humans.

Reuters

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