African Swine Fever: Pig Carcasses Pollute Brahmaputra

6 May 2020 by Local Press Report

There is no letup in the retrieval of pig carcasses from river Brahmaputra in the wake of an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Assam and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. Over the past four days, 28 carcasses were fished out of the river at the Kaziranga National Park and disposed of. The park’s Field Director P Sivakumar said a major worry was the possible contamination of the river water. The Brahmaputra is a source of drinking water for people as well as domestic animals.