Pigs and peacocks in India – 03/25/2006

  • November 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm #1170

    Mystery Disease Killing
    Hundreds Of Pigs,
    Peacocks In India

    From Patricia Doyle, PhD

    Hello, Jeff –
    Please note state government said “no need to panic as humans don’t get infected by pig diseases???

    Oh no? What about Influenza? What about Nipah? What about Strep Suis etc etc.

    Governments always seems to make such nonsensical and downright assinine statements of pseudoscience when trying to quell fears of spreading illness. This statement about humans not getting diseases from pigs is one of the most outrageous to come along in some time.

    What is really going on now in India?

    Mysterious disease kills pigs
    Suchandana Gupta

    [ Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:08:19 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
    BHOPAL: After chickens in Maharashtra, it’s pigs and peacocks in MP. A mysterious disease has struck the swine population and over 500 pigs have died in the past fortnight in Mhow and Indore city.

    There are also reports of pigs dying in districts of Khandwa (bordering Maharashtra) and Guna in northern MP. In fact, peacocks have also been dropping dead in rural areas of Indore over the past week.

    The Indore administration has banned pig-owners from allowing their swine population to roam in residential areas till May 15.

    Though the state government said there was no need to panic as humans don’t get infected by pig diseases, animal husbandry officials admitted bird-flu could also be transmitted to swines and water-fowl.

    Patricia A. Doyle, DVM, PhD- Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural Economics Univ of West Indies
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    Go with God and in Good Health

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