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Poultry and Livestock Diseases Continue Spreading

by 5m Editor
11 March 2009, at 9:56am

VIET NAM - Diseases affecting Viet Nam’s fowl and cattle are continuing to spread throughout the country, the Department of Animal Health said at a meeting held in Hanoi yesterday.

Bird flu has spread to northern Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Bac Kan and Dien Bien provinces, central Khanh Hoa Province and the three Mekong Delta provinces of Soc Trang, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu.

ThanhNien News.com reports that meanwhile, foot-and-mouth disease has spread to cattle in nine provinces and cities across the country including: Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Quang Ninh, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Bac Kan, Phu Tho, Quang Ngai and Can Tho.

Blue ear disease (PRRS), which affects pigs, has spread to Bac Kan and Quang Nam provinces and Can Tho City.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has established five groups to inspect localities, supervise and give directives to prevent and fight the diseases, Deputy Minister Diep Kinh Tan said at the meeting.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.