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No More Pork! Swine Banned in Kisoro

Kisoro District officials have banned the sale of pork and movement of pigs in the district after an African Swine Fever outbreak ravaged the area.

The ban was announced by the District Veterinary Officer – DVO Dr Herbert Ngabo.

The disease, according to medical practitioners is very infectious any infected animal should be slaughtered and buried or burnt since the disease also affects humans.

Dr. Ngabo said that Swine Fever had been confirmed in Murora and Kanaba Sub Counties after more than 30 pigs died and tests on their bodies tested positive of the disease.

“We anticipate that the disease might have been brought from Rwanda by pig farmers who always cross to Uganda through Murora and Kanaba. We are still carrying out investigations to come up with a conclusive report,” he said.

African Swine Fever can be spread through ticks, live or dead pigs and pork products, contaminated feed, and by humans.

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