Kohima, April 17 (NEx): The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) notified that the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has occurred in the State of Nagaland. This was confirmed through RT-PCR test by National Institute of High Security Animal Disease, Bhopal through the samples submitted from the District of Phek & Kiphire.
The department requested the Public, Pig Farmers, Pig Traders, Butchers, Village Functionaries, Ward / Colony members to remain cautious & vigilant and report any unusual mortality of domestic pigs & feral pigs to the nearest Veterinary Institute and assist the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services and Environment, Forest & Climate Change for Sero-surveillance, Control, Containment & Eradication as per the National Action Plan issued by Government of India.
The outbreak is notified as per “The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animal Act, 2009”, it said.
Further, the department declared a radius of 1(one) Km from the epicentre of the disease outbreak at Phek & Kiphire as Infected Zone (IZ) and a radius of 10 (ten) Kms as Surveillance Zone with immediate effect until further notice.
(With inputs from DIPR)