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Pig killing disease in Mizoram identified

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, May 2 - The disease that left more than a thousand pigs dead in the Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district has been identified as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Parliamentary Secretary K Lal Nghinglova said today.

Members of the Rapid Response Team were sent to Champhai from Aizawl today after laboratory tests confirmed PRRS outbreak in the district, Lal Nghinglova said.

�The district magistrate of Champhai was asked to issue orders stopping inter-village movement of pigs, import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar and to bury all dead pigs immediately,� he said.

He said veterinarians were also sent to southern Mizoram�s Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts where a number of pigs were taken ill with almost the same symptoms as those in Champhai district. � PTI

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