The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, government of Nagaland, has notified that the 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, it added.
Hence, the department appealed to the public, pig farmers, pig traders, butchers, village functionaries, ward / colony members to remain cautious and be vigilant. The department also appealed to the public to report any unusual mortality of domestic pigs and 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 epicentres of the disease outbreak at Phek and Kiphire are hereby declared Infected Zone (IZ) and a radius of 10 (ten) km as Surveillance Zone with immediate effect until further notice.