No death of villager due to swine fever: Govt

Shillong, May 25: The Animal Husbandry and Veterinery Department has clarified that there was no death of any individual due to swine fever.

In a clarification issued on Thursday,  the department said the news report appeared in a newspaper on May 25 about the death of a person from Tiehsaw village of Nongstoin, West Kahsi Hills due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), is not true.


“The Department of AH and Veterinary has verified the incidence and hereby clarified that the said person is alive and there has been no death of human being due to African Swine Fever in the State. It has been confirmed that only 22 pigs died due to African Swine flFever belonging to one person at Tiehsaw village West Khasi Hills District”, an official statement said.

“The department has declared Tiehsaw village as epicenter and has taken up containment measures to prevent further spread of ASF. It is hereby clarified that African Swine Fever is not a Zoonotic disease and ASF cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans and ASF is not a threat to humans”, said Dr. Manjunatha C, Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya,
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department.

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