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Monday, March 21, 2011

Over 500 pigs die of blue ear disease in Myanmar second largest city

Via Xinhua :

" YANGON, March 21 : Over 500 heads of pig have died of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) disease in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay, a local weekly reported Monday.

The PRRS disease is also known as blue ear disease occurring with pig for the first time in Myanmar recently.

The 500 pigs were among the 2,000 bred in 200 poultry farms in five townships in Mandalay, the Weekly Eleven News said.

So far, the disease, detected from the dead pigs, has not spread to other animals or human but infect other pigs, it said."

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