At least 2,952 pigs and piglets have died in Mizoram and 6,664 other pigs were taken ill due to the outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Classical Swine Fever (CSF) since early March, state government officials said today.
The officials said that 101 villages in seven out of eight districts in southern Mizoram have been affected.
Only Lunglei district has been declared as safe, they said.
According to animal husbandry and veterinary department officials, veterinary experts had collected blood samples from 467 pigs and 455 samples tested positive.
While PRRS virus was found in 255 samples, 200 samples were infected with CSF virus, an official said.
The PRRS had killed almost 9,000 pigs and piglets in 2013 and 2016, the official added.