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Nagaland Govt bans pigs to prevent JE

The Nagaland Govt has banned bringing pigs and its by-products from outside the state to prevent the spread of JE.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2005 16:10 IST

The Nagaland government has banned bringing pigs and its by-products from outside the state to prevent the spread of Japanese encephalitis.

According to a communiqué issued by the state government the ban comes into force with immediate effect and will continue till further order.

The ban has been imposed in the greater interest of the public health, as pigs were the carriers of the dreaded disease, which spread through mosquitoes from pigs to humans, the statement said.

There were also reports of several deaths of pigs.

Pork is popular dish among Nagas and most of the pigs were being brought, especially from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The state government has ordered the police to keep strict vigil at all entry points and check gates so that no pig or its by-products could be smuggled in.