Kohima: Nagaland Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services on Friday informed the general public and pig farmers that positive cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been confirmed in Meriema, Viswema & Dzulakie Villages of Kohima District and Unity Colony at Purana Bazar and Bamunpukhuri Colonies of Dimapur District through RT-PCR from North Eastern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (NERDDL) of Guwahati.
According to an official report, through clinical symptoms, the “Acute Form” of the disease is being exhibited by the deceased pigs and so far seven districts in the state have been affected.
Therefore, to prevent further spread of this devastating disease, all the pig rearing persons, as well as the general public in the positive villages and colonies or epicentres, have been requested to maintain strict bio-security measures in their respective farms or pigsty and also refrain from consuming pork of unknown origin as it might become the source of infection.
Any dead pigs should be disposed of through deep burial protocols followed by proper sanitization of the area with the help of a Veterinarian. For this, the respective Chief Veterinary Office or nearest Veterinary Centre may be contacted.