Dimapur, April 17: The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services has notified an outbreak of African swine fever in Nagaland.
This was confirmed through RTPCR test conducted by the National Institute of High Security Animal Disease, Bhopal, on the samples collected from the districts of Phek & Kiphire.
The department has requested the public, pig farmers, pig traders, butchers, village functionaries, ward/colony members to remain cautious and vigilant, and 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 the Government of India.
Further, a radius of 1 km from the epicentre of the disease outbreak at Phek and Kiphire have been declared infected zone; and a radius of 10 km as surveillance zone with immediate effect until further notice. (Page News Service)