African Swine Fever detected at Sekmai

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Imphal: Positive cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Pigs have been confirmed at Thanga Leikai, Sekmai in Imphal West district and the village has been declared as Controlled Area.

In view of the impending threat of the disease, it has become expedite to issue containment measures to prevent spread, control and eradicate the disease in the area have been declared as epicentre of ASF of the district.

Th. Kirankumar, district magistrate, Imphal West in exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 6 read with Section 20 of the “Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009” on Tuesday notified with immediate effect as “Controlled Areas” for African Swine Fever (ASF) at Sekmai, Thanga Leikai.

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Under Section 7 of “The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009”, the district magistrate declared containment measures in the Controlled Areas. Accordingly no pig (dead or alive) shall be moved from the place where it is kept within the controlled area. Sale of pig, pork, feed, and related items and scavenging of pigs are banned. The areas falling within 1 km radius from the epicentre of the disease is declared as “Infected Zone” and areas falling within 9 km radius outside the Infected zone is declared as “Surveillance Zone” for taking up control and containment procedures.

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Any persons, institution or organisation found violating any of these containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under the Act, the district magistrate cautioned.

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