The bird flu virus was found in three flocks of ducks with 2,240 birds in November in the Central Province of Quang Ngai. The provincial Sub-Department of Livestock Production and Veterinary Medicine has instructed people to implement measures to raise livestock and monitor the epidemic promptly.
Head of the Department of Husbandry and Animal Health in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap yesterday said that the bird flu is developing complicatedly thus the animal health sector in coordination with local administrations and breeders should enhance reactive approaches.
As bird flu outbreaks re-occurred in six provinces and neighboring country, a document signed by Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem was sent to local administrations ordering to increase measures against the disease.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development February 17 sent an urgent dispatch to cities and provinces and ministries, asking to enhance preventative measures against the entrance of bird flu virus A/H7N9 and other viruses into Vietnam.
Because of outbreaks of bird flu in some nations such as China, Laos and Cambodia which have border with Vietnam, the Ministry of Health yesterday issued warning of entering of the disease and spreading in the country.
All of US imported chicken meat into Vietnam in first seven months was indicated up to seven months before expiry dates and certified by the US Department of Agriculture, said the Animal Health Department in its report to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development two days ago.
Following the outbreak of bird flu H5N1 in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho, the Department of Preventive Medicine, a part of the Ministry of Health April 11 urged the director of the Department of Health in Can Tho city to implement measures against the disease.
The Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine sent its urgent dispatch asking the northern province of Thanh Hoa to implement preventative measures against bird flu as there has been an outbreak of bird flu in Tinh Gia District.
Vietnamese health authority is making a concerted effort to control diseases and influenza virus on poultry as it is more likely that poultry diseases from China into the country, said at a meeting of the National Steering Board for Cattle and Poultry Epidemic Prevention and Control in Hanoi on February 10.