AIZAWL, May 19 - With the death of 18 more pigs, at least 2,592 pigs have died in Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district due to the outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Champhai Area Vawkvulh Association (CAVA) vice president K Zamlova said.
Zamlova said though the number of pig deaths has gradually decreased during the last week, a number of pigs were taken ill of which some were very serious.
He said the CAVA has convened a meeting of those who were engaged in piggery to deliberate on the suggestion by some members that all pigs in the area should be culled. �It will be an extremely difficult decision to make, but we will take a decision in the interest of all stake holders,� he said.
Zamlova said the Association members were in favour of permanent prohibition on import of pigs from neighbouring Myanmar where the dreaded PRRS has been prevalent for sometime. � PTI