Farm Animal Disease Warnings

VIET NAM - Several outbreaks of avian flu, PRRS and Foot and Mouth disease have occurred over the last two weeks.
calendar icon 24 July 2008
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Official sources report that over the past two weeks, two more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in provinces of Dong Thap and Nghe An.

In pigs, Blue Ear disease (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, PRRS) has hit six more provinces, with Quang Tri, Thua Thien–Hue and Ba Ria–Vung Tau being hardest hit.

Foot-and-Mouth disease in Cao Bang and Quang Ninh have been gradually controlled.

The announcement was made by the Veterinary Department at a meeting in Hanoi on 22 July by the National Steering Board For Bird Flu Control and Prevention.

The Board said that the resistance of cattle and poultry will reduce in the coming time due to abnormal weather conditions, thus the danger of new outbreaks occurrence is still looming large, increasing the danger of Blue Ear epidemic spread, threatening the Central Highlands and the South Eastern provinces.

The Board requests localities to strictly monitor and stamp out the outbreaks of the diseases. Localities which are yet to be hit by the diseases should get ready chemicals and money and other means so they can cope with the diseases, if any.

Further Reading

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