DC Phek Notifies On Swine Flu Outbreak

DC Phek Notifies On Swine Flu Outbreak

Kohima, May 04 (NEx): Deputy Commissioner of Phek notified the general public of Phek district that the outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF) has occurred in the district of Phek and Kiphire.

The DC requested the general public to remain cautious and vigilant, and report any unusual mortality of domestic pigs & feral pigs to the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer, Phek.

Furthermore, the following measures have been notified to the general public and pig farmers of the district to control and contain the spread of the contagious disease.

*That it is highly infectious and contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of pigs and 100% fatal with no treatment and vaccine.

*That control, containment, surveillance and following of bio-security measures are the only way to eradicate the disease.

*That village councils, public, pig farmers are to report unusual dead of pigs to the nearest veterinary health centres immediately.

The Chief Veterinary Officer shall monitor the situation and create awareness to contain the spread of African Swine Flu, the notification said.