Nagaland : Other Infections Might Also Be Cause Of Pig Mortalities In Dimapur; Claims Expert  


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Nagaland has been engulfed with scare of African Swine Fever (ASF) infections – a highly contagious haemorrhagic illness of domestic and wild pigs, which has been intermittent along the Northeastern regions.

However, the findings of sample tests obtained from pigs found dead in Dimapur for suspected African swine fever (ASF) are still pending, while the results of a few samples received thus far have come back negative.

According to the Joint Director of ASF Core Committee Convenor – Dr. Khriekuolie Linyü, other infections, such as – Classical Swine Fever (CSF) or porcine parvovirus might also be the cause of pig mortality.

The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal provides free testing, remarked Dr. Linyü.

‘Unless and until they do, they cannot go and collect the samples for laboratory testing’, she said, lamenting people’s failure to report pig deaths to the department.

As per The Eastern Mirror report, the Nagaland Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH&VS) verified an ASF outbreak in Mokokchung and Phek districts on May 20, following the first confirmed report of ASF from Tangha village in Longleng district on May 11.