KOHIMA: A probable outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been identified in various locations within Nagaland’s Kohima district. In response, the district administration has swiftly implemented stringent measures to curb the spread of the disease.
On Wednesday, authorities issued a comprehensive order in light of the confirmed ASF cases. The directive designates the area of Sechü Zubza as an “infected zone”, encompassing a one-km radius from the premises where the infections were detected. Moreover, a larger “surveillance zone” has been outlined, spanning a radius of ten km from the said infected location.
The multifaceted order outlines a range of restrictions aimed at curbing the transmission of the virus. Notable provisions include an immediate prohibition on pig slaughter activities within the marked zones. Furthermore, the order effectively halts the import and export of pigs and piglets within the affected regions, while also putting a hold on the transportation of pigs and pork products within the designated areas.
Meanwhile, local authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary steps to mitigate its impact on both the animal population and public health.
African Swine Fever is a contagious viral disease that impacts pigs and wild boars, causing significant morbidity and mortality in these populations. Given the rapid transmission potential of the virus, immediate and rigorous measures are crucial to prevent the further dissemination of the disease.