Newmai News Network
AIZAWL, MAY 17: The Mizoram government has sounded a bird flu alert following detection of the disease in 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 Mizoram government has imposed a ban on import of poultry products and pigs through the inter-state and international boundaries and asked all district commissioners to notify the public of the same.
Meanwhile, state Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department denied the outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in Mizoram and clarified that the report that PRRS 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 in 2016.
According to experts, PRRS spread from piglets imported from Myanmar as the dreaded disease is prevalent in that country.
Being apprehensive about the outbreak of PRRS again in the state, the Mizoram government on Tuesday has issued a prohibitory order banning the import of pigs and piglets from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh.