VN manufactures vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) yesterday announced and transferred the virus of foot and mouth disease (MFD) to businesses with a target of manufacturing vaccines against foot-and-mouth susceptible animals and cattle disease.

Vietnam begins manufacturing vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease

Vietnam begins manufacturing vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease

According to Sub-Department of Animal Health Office No. 6, this is the result of several stages of researching the virus in accordance with the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). 

The sub-regional animal health office selected the virus type O with a name of RAHO6 / FMD / O-135 in one case the ME-SA / PanAsia to meet the technical criteria for vaccine production under OIE's recommendations.

Deputy Head of the MARD's Department of Animal Health Dam Xuan Thanh said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recognized the type O virus as the copyright of the Sub- Regional Animal Health Department No.6. 

According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, the foot and mouth disease occurred in Vietnam over 100 years ago.

For many years, the disease has been causing serious damages for livestock farming; however, Vietnam has still imported about 40-50 million doses of vaccine every year at the cost of about US$ 20-30 million.


 

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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