A suspected African Swine fever has hit some parts of Manicaland like Nyanga, the department of veterinary services has warned.
In a communique served to the members of the public and stakeholders in the Pig Industry the veterinary services division indicated that there was a suspected outbreak in free-range pigs in Nyamaropa and Nyakomba areas in Nyanga.
The communique indicated that a total death of 156 pigs has been recorded.
“When the Provincial Veterinary Officer for Manicaland Province visited the area, a total of 156 deaths had been recorded out of an estimated population free-range of 678 pigs,” reads part of the communique
A quarantine has been imposed in Nyanga and all movements of all live pigs and pig product into and out of the area has been banned.
African swine fever is a highly contagious
The Department of Veterinary services said that it is now mobilising resources to set roadblocks in the area.
“Resource mobilization to set up at least 2 roadblocks along the two major roads leaving Nyakomba and Nyamaropa areas is already underway,” reads part of the communique.