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Several villages affected by African Swine Fever in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya were “de-contained” as no fresh cases were reported in the last 45 days.

In view of the completion of the mandated 45 days since last reported case of infection/death from African Swine Fever was reported, several affected villages were ‘de-contained’ on December 10.

Issuing the order, deputy commissioner at East Khasi Hills district, Isawanda Laloo, however, said: “To prevent the further spread of ASF disease, the incumbent villages must still follow bio-containment, bio-security and preventive measures as laid down earlier.”

The villages to be de-contained from African Swine Fever restrictions under East Khasi Hills district include Mawlai Mawdatbaki, Mawshbuit Nongrim, Mawshbuit Nongkhlaw, Laitkor Rngi, Dongshingiar, Thangshalai, Umiew Pomlakrai, Nongkseh Syllei Block-3, Wahkdait, Pynursla, Laitmynsaw, Umtyllun, Mawsynram, Mawshun, Pynursla, Nohron, Mawkynrew, Langkyrdem, Pynursla, Baniun, Shilliang Donki Stand, Sohiong, Nongshilliang Mawshbuit, Kyllang Jasap, Krang Nonglum and Iewmawiong (Laitlyngkot).

A number of pigs were affected by African Swine Fever

At least 30 pigs have died in Meghalaya since May 1 due to classical swine fever, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed the Assembly on May 20 this year.

The deputy chief minister had said: “The samples of the dead pigs were sent to Indian Council Agriculture Research, Umiam and the reports attributed the mortalities to classical swine fever.”

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