H1N1 did not cause Myanmar pig deaths

09-07-2009 | |

The recent death of nine pigs in a pig farm in a Yangon’s suburban township was due to food poison and not because of swine flu, the Myanmar health authorities have confirmed.

According to examination of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, the nine pigs bred in the South Okkalapa Township died of the food poison on June 28 for being fed with littered rotten food.©

The nine pigs out of 23 died on the spot, while three others were rescued after the case was reported to the authorities.

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