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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Myanmar claims free from blue ear disease

Via Xinhua, excerpt :

" Myanmar claimed on Wednesday that the country has been free from Blue Ear Disease, which once spread in the nation for about half a year since February, according to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department Wednesday.

As the disease, also known as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) disease, infected pigs, the price of pork in the market dropped then.

Blue ear disease once spread as far as six regions, namely Mandalay, Nay Phi Taw, Magway, Ayeyawaddy, Bago and Yangon.

According to then report, about 5,500 pigs were infected and 2, 000 died of the disease."

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