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Mongolia Reports 14 Cases of Blue Ear Disease

by 5m Editor
22 February 2011, at 8:34am

MONGOLIA - The Mongolian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) also known as Blue Ear Disease.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Sunday, 20 February. According to the report, the outbreak was first observed on 9 February and later on, confirmed on 12 February in Darkhan-Uul province.

A total of 66 animals were found susceptible to the disease, out of which 14 cases were identified. While a total of 11 deaths were recorded, 55 of the susceptible animals were destroyed.

According to the OIE, the disease had already been reported by the Veterinary Services as suspected in 2010.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on PRRS by clicking here.

5m Editor