An outbreak of African Swine Fever has been recorded at Jankufa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region.
According to the veterinary office of Jaman North District Agriculture Directorate, over two hundred  pigs affected by the virus have been killed within a week in some seven (7) farms.
Speaking to the affected farmers, they stated that, the rate at which their pigs have been affected is worrying hence government and the Jaman North District assembly should support them.
The farmers therefore pleaded with government and other stakeholders to support them in kind or in cash to help them recover from their losses.
They made the appeal during a sensitization program organized by the Jaman North Agriculture Directorate for pig farmers and other stakeholders on how to combat the spread of the virus within and outside the locality.
African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral swine of all ages. ASF is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans. It is not a food safety issue.
ASF is found in countries around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, it has spread through China, Mongolia and Vietnam, as well as within parts of the European Union.