Togo reports the outbreak of African Swine Flu

With several of the African countries battling with diverse health crisis ranging from Ebola to the current novel coronavirus outbreak, reports of the outbreak of the African swine flu in the West African country of Togo has added to the miseries of the continent.

Reports of the African swine fever outbreak comes from a farm northwest of the capital Lome, where 44 pigs have died of the disease since April 18.

The Agriculture Ministry in a statement stated, “Analyses at the Lome central veterinary laboratory have confirmed the presence of the African swine fever virus in this breeding farm.”

The Ministry statement also highlighted the series of prevention and disinfection measures taken by the government to stem the spread of the disease, including the slaughter of all pigs in the farm area.

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