Vietnam Begins Month of Livestock Disinfection

VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee officially launched the month of sterilizing and disinfecting the environment on December 16 to prevent epidemics among fowl and cattle nationwide.
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The campaign’s activities will take place in all high-risk areas, including breeding facilities, slaughtering centres, fowl and cattle markets - as well as former epidemic ‘hotbeds’ - from now till January 15 next year.

At the launch ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bui Ba Bong said that the bird flu disease has essentially been contained across the country, except in the central province of Nghe An, which has not passed the 21-day deadline to declare itself free of the epidemic.

In a later press briefing, Mr Bong said that the foot-and-mouth disease situation is still very complicated, especially in Nghe An province, where a new strain of the virus has appeared and may spread quickly.

Nghe An authority have ordered the slaughter of all infected cows and buffalos and have taken many other preventive measures.

As of December 16, five provinces – Nghe An, Yen Bai, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh and Ha Tinh – have not passed the 21-day deadline to declare themselves free of the foot-and-mouth disease.

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