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Mizoram Sounds Bird Flu Alert

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Mizoram Sounds Bird Flu Alert

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has sounded bird flu alert following detection of the disease in the China.

Official sources said here on Wednesday that the central government has asked all Indian states to be alerted due to the outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in China following which  the state government has imposed ban on import of poultry products and pigs through the inter-state and international boundaries and asked all district commissioners to notify to the public.

Meanwhile, state Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department denied the outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in Mizoram and clarified that the report which stated PRRS as being broke out in the state was misinformed.

PRRS hit Mizoram in 2013, resulting in the death of over 3,000 pigs and piglets and more than 4,000 last year.

According to experts, PRRS spread from piglets imported from Myanmar as the dreaded disease was prevalent in that country.

Being apprehensive of the outbreak of PRRS again in the state, the Mizoram government on Tuesday issued prohibitory order banning the import of pigs and piglets from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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