Foot-and-mouth disease hit provinces supplied vaccine, disinfectants

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 21 approved of the distribution of free vaccine and disinfectants to fight the foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in affected provinces in the country.

Vaccine and disinfectants provided gratis to foot-and-mouth disease-hit provinces in the country to help eliminate the disease in cattle (Photo: Ngoc Anh)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is set to provide 595 doses of foot-and-mouth vaccine and 25,000 liters of disinfectants to six provinces including the northern province of Ha Giang in  Lao Cai; the central province of Nghe An; the highland province of Kon Tum and the Mekong delta provinces of Tien Giang and Long An.

Earlier, the ministry was also asked to supply vaccine and disinfectants to the northern provinces of Son La and Yen Bai, as well as to the central provinces of Binh Thuan and Binh Dinh.

In the beginning of March, the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang and the central province of Phu Yen received the vaccine and disinfectants to help eliminate the disease in cattle.

By P. Thao - Translated by Ngoc Anh

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