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PRRS outbreak in Thailand

An outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been reported in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Local authorities are trying to curb the spread.

Reportedly around 50 pigs have been killed by PRRS since May 10 in the region. The livestock unit in Chiang Rai has declared three districts in the province an outbreak zone and announced that no pigs can be transported in and out of the affected areas during June 10 to July 6, reports the Pattaya Mail.

Pigs that died of unknown causes are urged to be buried, instead of eaten. Local units remain alert against an outbreak in other areas in the province.

In 2006, an atypical and more virulent PRRS (HP-PRRS) emerged in China and spread to many countries, including Thailand.

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