India Reports 23 Outbreaks of PRRS

INDIA - Twenty-three outbreaks of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS; "blue ear") occurred between May 2013 and April 2014, the country has recently informed the OIE.
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The Indian veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No.1 dated 29 September to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The Immediate Notification report was in June 2013.

Since then, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, there have been 23 clinical outbreaks of PRRS Type 2 in the states of Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalya and Nagaland, all of which are in north-east India.

All of the affected pigs in Meghalaya were kept on farms but the others were in village herds. Of the 32,675 animals involved, 913 showed symptoms; 73 died and 840 were destroyed.

The report includes a comment that random sero-surveillance is on-going, with 24,991 samples tested so far. No clinical cases have been recorded till now. However, during sero-surveillance, sero-positive animals are being detected and control measures are being followed.

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