The nodal officer, VAS Tseminyu Dr. Gwantholo Tsela, confirmed that around 50 farmers from Tseminyu District have been affected by the African Swine Fever.
Dr. Gwantholo informed Nagaland Tribune that they are in touch with the concerned department for compensation meanwhile reports are being collected.
He added that the Department remains vigilant regarding the outbreak and is working actively to create awareness and encouraging farmers to report any unusual mortality to the nearest veterinary institutes.
Dr. Tsela said that the total number of farmers affected by ailments and mortalities were about 50 families.
He asserted that diseases were confirmed in Tseminyu village through laboratory tests and that the areas effected were being sanitized with disinfectants. Culling of infected pigs was also carried out to prevent further spread.
He added that villages which have reported mortality with suspected ASF are Ziphenyu, Ngvuphen, Terogvunyu, Tesophenyu and results for confirmation of the disease are awaited.
As per reports, over 6000 pigs have died so far from ASF in Nagaland and has been detected in seven districts of the state. With the spread of the disease multiple districts in the state have banned the slaughter of pigs.
The highly infectious viral disease has also been reported in neighbouring states of Assam, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.