The first deaths were reported on 28 February 2012 by farming groups rearing pigs. From 29 February a field epidemiological investigation was carried out and samples were collected.
Other samples will be sent to the Laboratory of Dakar (Senegal). The disease seems to have been introduced through two imported pigs already sick coming from a Chadian village bordering Betoko.
Thursday March 22, 2012/ OIE.