Meghalaya: African Swine Flu engulfs WKH village; claims one life
ASF grips WKH village; one dead
According to reports, a resident of Tiehsaw hamlet in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills, died as a result of an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the village.
The victim owned 22 pigs in his farm.
Dr. P. Sohlang, AH & Veterinary Officer, Nongstoin, claims that samples were taken and submitted to Guwahati where they were analyzed and found to carry the ASF.
He said that the transportation of pigs and supplies was prohibited there after the department recently reported an ASF outbreak in the village of Tiehsaw.
Garod LSN Dykes, the deputy commissioner for the West Khasi Hills, has in the meanwhile declared the region a "Surveillance Zone" with immediate effect.
The Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya's district administration declared a containment zone earlier this week in four of the district's villages. Due to the numerous pig deaths in different areas of the state, this action had to be taken. The district magistrate's order must be followed by the villages of Umsawriang, Madan Nonglakhiat, Mawlyngkhung, and Syllei-U-Lar in the Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
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