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Outbreak of Blue-Ear Disease Found in Myanmar

by 5m Editor
7 March 2011, at 9:43am

MYANMAR - The country has reported an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), commonly known as blue-ear disease, in Mandalay in pigs of different ages.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Friday, 4 March. The outbreak was initially observed on 15 February and confirmed on 28 February.

A total of 559 pigs were found susceptible, out of which a 100 per cent apparent morbidity rate and a mortality rate of 37.57 per cent (210 deaths) have been recorded.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified, and an investigation is being carried out by the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on PRRS by clicking here.

5m Editor