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Himanshu Chaudhary

Asked on 25 May, 2018

I heard this thing also happened in Malaysia and Bangladesh. So how it was stopped there?

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In Malaysia, the Nipah virus was tackled 19 years ago without recurrence. They culled over 20 lakh pigs when the virus infected the country and it went a long way in controlling the spread of the virus. Stringent measures were introduced to control rearing of pigs and pig farms were inspected regularly. A ban on rearing pigs in open areas was also imposed.

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