Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Mokokchung, Phek

DIMAPUR, JAN 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/14/2022 1:07:39 PM IST

State Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services (AH&VS) department has declared an outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in some parts of the state of Nagaland.

According to DIPR report, this was confirmed through the RTPCR (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) Test by the North Eastern Regional Disease Diagnostics Laboratory, Khanapara, Guwahati from the samples submitted from Longjongkong and Satier villages under Mokokchung District and Kuzatu Village, Wazeho Block under Phek district.

Therefore, the veterinary department has appealed public, pig farmers, pig traders, butchers, village functionaries, ward/ colony members to remain cautious and vigilant and report any unusual mortality of domestic pigs and feral pigs to the nearest veterinary institute and assist the veterinary and forest departments for sero-surveillance, control, containment & eradication as per the National Action Plan.

Further, a one-kilometre radius from the epicentre of the disease outbreak (affected villages) has been declared Infected Zone (IZ) and a radius of 10 Kms as Surveillance Zone.

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