The Meghalaya government is on top of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak with all relevant measures put in place to contain the disease’s spread.
This was stated by Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister AL Hek today. He added, “The situation is very much under control because the Rapid Action Teams are very fast to take action and the veterinary doctors are also prompt and all measures are taken to contain the spread.”
There have been isolated outbreaks of ASF, the minister said, such as in a Pynursla piggery farm where five animals died and in Ri-Bhoi where another five died.
“Villages within a 1km radius of the infected premises have been designated as ‘infected zones’ and all villages within a 10km radius are designated as ‘surveillance zones,” Hek added.
He also informed that the government has not issued any order or advisory to stop the selling or consumption of pork.
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