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Bird flu scare: Mizoram districts ban import of chicken, pigs

Mizoram has received a warning from the central government about recent reports of bird flu in China.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2017 18:24 IST
Press Trust of India
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Import of chicken has been banned in Mizoram’s districts after reports of bird flu in China.(AFP/ Representational Photo)

Deputy commissioners of all districts in Mizoram — bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh — have issued orders banning import of birds, chicken and pigs from neighbouring countries.

The deputy commissioners of Champhai, Aizawl, Lunglei, Lawngtlai, Siaha and Mamit issued the orders after receiving warning from the central government, saying that bird flu has been prevalent in China.

Veterinarians said import of pigs and piglets was also banned as pigs are carriers of the avian influenza virus.