Assam's Biswanat district bans the transport of pigs amid a surge in African swine flu

Assam’s Biswanat district bans the transport of pigs amid a surge in African swine flu

District administration calls these areas containment zones and imposes multiple restrictions on pig farming and transportation in the area of ​​interest.

They also place curbs at all animal markets, animal trade fairs and animal exhibitions and continue all activities, including grouping or collecting pigs within the zone.

“Carriers of goods and animals must not carry animals from or out of the infected zone. However, the transport of animals (pigs) via roads or railroads through the declared infected zone is under the jurisdiction. Until the issuance of a disinfection certificate issued by the veterinary authorities, it is permitted as long as the animal is not unloaded anywhere in the zone. ”

The order is also prohibited from carrying people with pig feed, bedding materials, or other materials such as carcasses, skin, or other parts or products of such animals that have come into contact with infected or suspected animals. Added that it is infected from ASF.

Previously, the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus managed to invade Sikkim after devastating Mizoram.

Several cases of African swine fever have been identified in at least four districts of the state, namely Gantok, Manganese, Pakyong and Namuchi on April 5.