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Outbreak of African Swine Fever at Longleng

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 17: Authorities have confirmed the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a village in Longleng district more than three weeks after it was first reported.
According to a DIPR bulletin on Tuesday, the Longleng district administration has informed that an outbreak of ASF was reported at Tangha Village, nearly a month ago, on April 24 and “confirmatory report on the same” was received by the Chief Veterinary Officer of Longleng on May 11.
The disease is a highly contagious among domestic and wild pigs and requires early control and containment, it stated.
Therefore, under the Prevention and Control of Infection and Contagious Disease in Animal Act of 2009, the authorities have declared Tangha and Amosen villages as “infected zone”.
Further Yongshei, Yunja, Chingtok, Yongnyah, Yotan S/Comp, Shemshangching and Chingong villages have been declared as “surveillance zone”.
Slaughter and sale of pigs, import and export of pigs/piglets in both infected and surveillance zones have been banned with immediate effect. In infected zone, transportation of pigs/piglets has also been banned.
(Page News Service)