Over 600 pigs have perished in the Kwahu West Municipality in the Eastern Region as a result of a deadly epidemic of Africa swine flu.
A committed pig farmer from Kwahu Akwaboah named Dr. Kwasi Owusu revealed the devastating effects of this pandemic.
He disclosed that more than 560 pigs on his farm died from the sickness over the course of the previous three weeks, incurring a staggering cost.
Despite this setback, Dr. Owusu is adamant about carrying on with pig farming in the hopes of getting assistance.
Dr. Mark Owusu, the veterinary officer for Kwahu West, verified the epidemic to Adom News.
He informed the concerned farmers that measures were being taken to stop the disease’s spread.
Dr. Owusu made it clear that while the swine disease in Africa has a great potential for spreading among pigs, it does not present any harm to human health.
He further emphasized that contaminated pig flesh might be safely ingested after thorough boiling at temperatures over 60 degrees Celsius.
Francis Dogbatse, the municipal agriculture director, voiced his great concern for the effects the epidemic will have on the agricultural industry.
He asked all pig farmers to contact veterinary personnel as soon as they noticed any illness indications so that appropriate action could be taken to save future losses.