Punjab

Mansa reports first confirmed case of African Swine fever

By Shgun S -- September 07, 2022 3:43 pm -- Updated:September 07, 2022 3:57 pm

Chandigarh, September 7: Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar on Wednesday stated that samples of African swine fever have been confirmed in the Talwandi Aklia of Mansa district.

Bhullar informed that the ICAR-national institute of high-security animal diseases, Bhopal, has confirmed African swine fever in swine samples of Talwandi Aklia and strict restrictions have been imposed in order to prevent further outbreaks.

According to Bhullar, in accordance with Chapters 7 and 8 of the "National Action Plan for Control, Containment, and Eradication of African Swine Fever (June 2020)" of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, these areas are hereby declared "infected zone" (0-1 Km area around disease's epicentre) and "surveillance zone" (1-10 Km area around epicentre of disease).

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The Punjab Minister, further giving information about the slaughter of pigs to prevent the disease in the state, said that other districts affected by African swine fever are Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and SBS Nagar.

As many as 735 pigs have been slaughtered in SBS Nagar and Fazilka.

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-PTC News

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