AFRICAN SWINE FEVER DETECTED IN THE STATE
The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services has notified that outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has occurred in the State of Nagaland. This was confirmed through RTPCR test by National Institute of High Security Animal Disease, Bhopal from the samples submitted from the District of Phek & Kiphire.
Hence the Public, Pig Farmers, Pig Traders, Butchers, Village Functionaries, Ward / Colony members have been requested 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 “The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animal Act, 2009”. Further, a radius of 1(one) Km from the epicentre of the disease outbreak at Phek&Kiphire is hereby declared Infected Zone (IZ) and a radius of 10 (ten) Kms as Surveillance Zone with immediate effect until further notice.