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Manipur bans import of chicken, eggs from Myanmar

Written by: Staff

Imphal, Apr 8 (UNI) Manipur governemnt has banned import of chicken and other poultry products from neighbouring Myanmar to check possible outbreak of avian flu.

Official sources said here today that the preventive measure was taken following reports of bird flu in the neighbouring country.

State officials and police personnel seized chickens and eggs, imported from Myanmar at the international border in Moreh.

The veterinary officials urged the people, specially in the border areas, to help the state government officials in checking outbreak of flu.

The border with Myanmar here is highly porous and people from both the sides freely move around in the border areas.


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