Manipur bans transporting in of poultry products

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Imphal: In view of the reported outbreak of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza in some of parts of the nation which is highly contagious avian disease having zoonotic potential of causing huge loss in terms of mortality and trade of poultry, Manipur imposed temporary ban on entry of poultry and poultry products in the state.

In an order issued on Tuesday by commissioner (veterinary and animal) H. Gyan Prakash poultry products inclusive of egg, meat and live birds including ducks/ Guinea fouls/Turkey and Quails as a precautionary measure through all the National high way and airway connecting the state in the interest of preventing escalation of the disease in Manipur and other North Eastern states.

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Deputy commissioners, district superintendents of police and district veterinary officers of the border districts were advised to take up all necessary steps to stop the movement of poultry products.

The director, veterinary and animal husbandry has been instructed to take immediate steps for active targeted surveillance against the disease.

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