News:Assam has reported the death of more than 1,300 pigs within a week due to the classical swine fever(CSF).
- Classical swine fever (CSF) also known as hog cholera is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild swine(pigs).It is caused by a virus of the genus Pestivirus of the family Flaviviridae.
- Transmission:The most common method of transmission is through direct contact between healthy swine and those infected with CSF virus.
- Humans are not affected by this virus.Swine are the only species known to be susceptible.
- Treatment: Treatment is not attempted.Affected pigs must be slaughtered and the carcasses buried or incinerated.However, Vaccination can prevent the spread of the disease.