African Swine Fever outbreak at Longmai in Manipur’s Noney

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Imphal: African Swine Fever has been confirmed among the pigs in a piggery farm located at Longmai-IV (Peaceland) vilage in Noney district of Manipur.

Noney deputy commissioner Joseph Pauline Kamson, in a notification issued on Wednesday, declared the village as controlled area for African Swine Fever as epicenter.

He declared 1 Km radius around Longmai-IV village as the ‘Infected Zone’, and the 10 Km radius from infected premises as the ‘Survetlance Zone’.

The district magistrate ordered that no live pig or pig feed or pork and or pork products would be allowed to be taken out of or brought into this zone.

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It said no person is allowed to carry any other materiels like carcass, skin or other parts of products of such animals which has come in contact with any animal infected or suspected to be infected from African Swine Fever.

The department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Noney district in collaboraton with the sub-divisional Magistrate/officer, Noney are to take up immediate measures under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Disease in Animals Act,  2000 and as provided under National Action plan for Control, Containment and Eradication of African Swine Fever in the Infected Zone, the notification said.

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The notification shall come into immediate effect and until further orders, it added.

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