Aizawl, Apr 10 (PTI) The Mizoram government has issued a warning after a number of pigs have died during the past one month in some isolated places in the state, officials said today.

Though the cause of the death of several pigs and piglets were yet to be determined, the state did not rule out the outbreak of either the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) or the classical swine fever, an official of the state animal husbandry and veterinary department told PTI.

He said that both diseases had stayed permanently in the state since no culling were conducted during the past outbreaks.

The PRRS disease resulted in the death of more than 3,000 pigs and piglets in 2013 and more than 5,000 pigs and piglets in 2016.

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