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African Swine Flu outbreak confirmed in Manipur's Kamjong district

The 1 Km radius around the ‘Dang's Piggery Farming’ located at Grihang Village has been declared as ‘Infected Zone’ and the 10 Km radius from infected premises as ‘Surveillance Zone’.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 2 Jun 2022, 11:13 am

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)
Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Deputy commissioner of Kamjong district Rangnamei Rang Peter on Wednesday declared that an outbreak of African Swine Flu has been confirmed among the pigs at ‘Dang's Piggery Farming’ located at Grihang Village, Kamjong district in Manipur.

The 1 Km radius around the site is declared as ‘Infected Zone’ and the 10 Km radius from infected premises as ‘Surveillance Zone’, coming into immediate effect and until further orders, stated a notification issued by Kamjong DC.

The notification stated that no live pig or pig feed or pork and pork products would be allowed to be taken out of or brought into the zone, it mentioned.  

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No carrier of goods or animals would carry any animals from or out of the ‘Infected Zone’, it stated.

Any pigs which are infected or suspected to be infected with African Swine Flu are prohibited from taking out alive or dead, it stated.

It further stated that no person is allowed to carry any pig feed or other materials — namely carcass, skin or other parts or products — of such animal which has come in contact with any animal infected or suspected to be infected from ASF.

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It stated that no one should hold any animal market or exhibition and carry on any activity which involves grouping or gathering of pigs within the zone.

The department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Kamjong district, in collaboration with the sub-divisional magistrate/officer, Kamjong are to take up immediate measures under the Act, and as provided under National Action Plan for Control, Containment and Eradication of African Swine Fever in the Infected Zone, it mentioned.  

It also stated that the district has been declared as controlled area for the outbreak under Section 6 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animals Act, 2009 as per the notification No Misc-103/1/2021/Vety and AH issued by the commissioner (Vety and AH), Government of Manipur.  

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First published:1 Jun 2022, 5:44 pm

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KamjongpigsAfrican Swine FluAfrican Swine Flu outbreak

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