According to authorities, two farms in Mananthavady in Kerala’s Wayanad district have been confirmed to have African swine disease.

Following testing of the samples at the National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal, the illness was identified in the pigs from two farms in the district.

According to a spokesperson for the Animal Husbandry Department, the samples were submitted for testing after many pigs at one of the farms perished.

“The infection has now been established by the test results. There are instructions to kill 300 pigs from the second farm “explained the official.

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The Department said measures are being made to stop the sickness from spreading.

After receiving a warning from the Center that African swine flu had been detected in Bihar and a few northeastern states, the state had earlier this month enhanced bio-security procedures.

A highly infectious and lethal viral illness that affects farm pigs is known as African swine fever.