In the northern district of Tripura, Kanchanpur, African swine fever has been found among pigs. After testing RT PCR on a sample of pork tissue sent from Tripura, The North Eastern Regional Disease Diagnostic Lab (NERDDL) in Guwahati have confirmed that it contained the African swine fever virus. The Tripura government has given alert in the area after reporting the first cases of African Swine Flu.
Pig Breeding Farm declared epicenter of disease
“To control the disease and prevent infection, the Exotic Pig Breeding Farm in Kanchanpur has been declared as the epicenter of the disease under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animal Act,” an official from the Animal Resource Development department said.
What are the rules of the laws?
According to this law, 1 km area around the place of origin will be considered an infected zone and 10 km area will be considered a surveillance zone. Hence restrictions have been issued on the basis of the Department of Animal Resources Development’s announcement.
No live pigs or pork or other meat products can be taken out from this area and also cannot be brought in this area from outside. No vehicle can carry pigs out of this area. However, it can be carried through the area by road or rail unless any animal is unloaded in this zone.
African swine fever infected or suspected persons cannot carry pork food, carcasses, skin or any other substances. No person or organization can organize any animal fair and market with animal gathering. Any person infected with African swine fever or any suspected pig cannot be brought to any market, fair or exhibition.
If a person throws or orders the dumping of the carcass of an infected animal in a river, reservoir or any other reservoir, it will be considered as a punishable offense and the person can be jailed Or fined for that matter. All restrictions on the infected zone will remain in place in the surveillance zone, but no animal will be killed.
All the animals in this area will be under strict surveillance such as virological surveillance, clinical surveillance and serological surveillance measures will be properly taken. On the advice of the forest department, pigs reared near the forest area will also be monitored.