Kohima: Nagaland Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services has notified that the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has occurred in the State.
According to official sources, detection of African swine fever was confirmed through the RTPCR test by the National Institute of High-Security Animal Disease in Bhopal from the samples submitted from the District of Phek and Kiphire districts.
The Department has appealed to the public, pig farmers, pig traders, butchers, village functionaries, ward, and colony members to remain cautious and vigilant and to report any unusual mortality of domestic pigs and feral pigs to the nearest Veterinary Institute and assist the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Environment, Forest & Climate Change for Sero-surveillance, Control, Containment and Eradication as per the National Action Plan issued by Government of India.
The outbreak is notified as per the “The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animal Act, 2009”. Further, a radius of 1(one) Km from the epi-centre of the disease outbreak at Phek and Kiphire is hereby declared Infected Zone (IZ) and a radius of 10 Kms as a Surveillance Zone with immediate effect until further notice, sources said.