Ban on the sale of pigs in the Western Cape due to the detection of African swine fever on two farms in Cape Town | News 24
A type of swine flu has been detected on farms in Cape Town.
- African swine fever was identified on two farms in the Western Cape.
- This was announced Thursday by WC MEC of Agriculture, Dr. Ivan Meyer.
- Meyer has announced a ban on the sale and movement of live pigs from Mfuleni to limit the spread of the disease.
African swine fever (ASF) has been identified on two smallholder farms in Mfuleni, Cape Town’s Eerste River, Ivan Meyer, MEC of Agriculture Western Cape, said on Thursday.
Meyer said this was confirmed by post mortem samples sent to the ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute.
“This finding follows intense research by the …