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Kerala confirms African Swine Flu at pig farm in Kottayam district

In Kerala, African Swine Flu has been confirmed at a pig farm at Meenachil panchayat in Kottayam district.

The district authorities said the virus infection was confirmed after samples taken from the farm were tested at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal. A one-kilometer stretch around the farm has been declared infected where 48 pigs have been culled as a preventive measure. A ten-kilometer radius around the farm is being closely monitored.

The authorities have shut down shops selling pig meat and steps have been taken to ensure that no pigs are being transported from the infected zone.

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