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Government Warns Avian Flu, FMD Spreading Across Viet Nam

22 September 2015

VIET NAM - Foot and mouth disease has been detected in large amounts of livestock in Nghe An, Binh Duong and Dak Lak provinces.

In Nghe An, the disease out broke in 10 farms in Thanh Chi Commune, Thanh Chuong District and Trung Son Commune, Do Luong District. In Dak Lak Province, disease hotbeds have been detected in 22 farms in Thong Nhat ward and CWE Bur of Buon Ma Thuot City.

It is rainy season in both the south and the centre of Viet Nam so there is a high risk of disease outbreak and spread.

The steering committee for cattle and poultry disease prevention needed localities to wipe out H5N1, H5N6 and H7N9 flu diseases, prevent them from infecting people, and tackle poultry smuggling, Dong said.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is collecting samples from 32 provinces and cities to detect the H5N1, H5N6 viruses, monitor the H7N9 virus and keep track of the diseases.

TheCattleSite News Desk

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