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World Cholera kills over 27,000 pigs in Indonesia

12:50  14 december  2019
12:50  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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More than 27 , 000 pigs have died in a hog- cholera epidemic that has struck Indonesia , with thousands more at risk, an animal welfare official said. Thousands of pigs have died in more than a dozen regencies across North Sumatra over the past three months, and the pace of deaths is increasing

More than 1, 000 cholera -stricken pigs have been buried in Indonesia after their decaying carcasses were plucked from local waterways, a In 2017, a hog cholera outbreak in Indonesia 's East Nusa Tenggara province killed more than 10, 000 pigs , causing severe financial losses for local farmers.

More than 27,000 pigs have died in a hog-cholera epidemic that has struck Indonesia, with thousands more at risk, an animal welfare official said.

A worker sprays pigs in Kabanjahe, Karo, North Sumatra on November 12, 2019.© ALBERT IVAN DAMANIK/AFP via Getty Images A worker sprays pigs in Kabanjahe, Karo, North Sumatra on November 12, 2019.

Thousands of pigs have died in more than a dozen regencies across North Sumatra over the past three months, and the pace of deaths is increasing, authorities said.

"Every day, between 1,000 and 2,000 pigs are dying. It's quite a high figure," said Agustia, the veterinary office chief in Medan who goes by one name, on Friday.

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In 2017, the hog cholera virus killed around 10, 000 pigs owned by local farmers of Flores islands in East Nusa Tenggara. The estimated loss to farmers was In 2018, North Sumatra ranked second after East Nusa Tenggara province in terms of number of pig population in Indonesia , the number has

MEDAN, Indonesia – More than 1, 000 cholera -stricken pigs have been buried in Indonesia after their decaying carcasses were plucked from local In 2017, a hog cholera outbreak in Indonesia 's East Nusa Tenggara province killed more than 10, 000 pigs , causing severe financial losses for local

Still, he added that the current death toll was a small fraction of the 1.2 million hogs in North Sumatra, a part of Muslim-majority Indonesia that is predominantly Christian and where pork is an important part of local fare.

Last month, more than 1,000 cholera-stricken pigs were buried in the province after their decaying carcasses were plucked from local waterways, as police searched for suspects who discarded them.

Previously, lab tests found that the animals died of hog cholera but officials said they are also testing to see if any were infected with African swine fever. Neither are believed to pose a risk to humans.

In 2017, a hog cholera outbreak in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province killed more than 10,000 pigs, causing severe financial losses for local farmers.

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