Health! 159 pigs died of unidentified disease and worries the population

In an official statement today 7 September 2018, CFifty-nine pigs from three breeding centers in Toukra, a district south of Ndjamena in the 9 district, died of an unidentified disease.

According to Chadian agriculture minister Lydie Béassemba, who is acting as interim director of her breeding college, the signs of the disease suggest that it is African swine fever, as was the case in France. 2010 in all areas of the country where pig farming is practiced.

In any case, she pointed out, an epidemiological investigation mission carried out by the Veterinary Services Directorate made samples which were then deposited for analysis at the laboratory of the Livestock Research Institute. for development (IRED).

If the laboratory indicates that this is African swine fever, the national veterinary authority will make an official declaration on the re-emergence of the disease and will also notify the International Organization of Epizootics, said the Minister .

A draft decree on provisional measures has been submitted, according to the Minister of Agriculture, for signature to the government delegate in the commune of N'Djamena to circumscribe the home and thus prevent the spread of the disease to the rest of the country's provinces.

« The disease is not transmissible to humans but it is very serious for pig farming that it can decimate quickly if the measures introduced are not followed to the letter In doing so, it invites the pig farmers and the population in the infected area to respect the precautionary measures and to collaborate with the veterinary services for the control and extinction of declared outbreaks.

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