News: Four districts of Mizoram have been declared as epicentres of the African swine fever (ASF).
About the swine fever:
Causing organism: Virus
Affecting organism: domestic/ wild pigs.
Spread: it can spread from either dead or live organisms or pork products.
Vaccine: there is no approved vaccine for the african swine fever, whereas a vaccine for classical swine fever also known as hog fever is available.
Impact: It has severe economic and productive losses.