Friday, July 1, 2022

Longleng reports ASF outbreak; ban imposed on slaughter, sale of pigs

District administration Longleng has informed that African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak has been reported at Tangha village on April 24, 2022 and the confirmatory report on the same was received by the chief veterinary officer Longleng on May 11, 2022.
ASF is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral swine of all ages requiring early control and containment of its spread.
According to a DIPR report, the district administration has, therefore, under the Prevention and Control of Infection and Contagious Disease in Animal Act of 2009, categorised affected areas Tangha Amosen village as inflected zone and Yongshei, Yunja, Chingtok, Yongnyah, Yotan S/Comp, Shemshangching and Chingong village as surveillance zone. SDO (C) Longleng Trongdiba Tongpi Sangtam has issued ordered ban on slaughtering and sale of pigs in both infected and surveillance zone.
Ban on import and export of pigs/piglets in both the zones, and ban on transportation of pigs/piglets in infected zone with immediate effect till further order. The administration has warned that anyone found in contravention of its order would be liable to be prosecuted under the relevant provisions of law.
Meanwhile, following reports of suspected ASF and Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), even deaths, department of Veterinary has urged people engaged in rearing pigs and owning piggeries in Mokokchung district to be extremely cautious and follow preventive measures to be safe.


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