Bird flu spreads to five provinces in Vietnam

The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday said that five provinces have bird flu.

The southern provinces of Soc Trang, Dong Nai and the northern province of Nam Dinh have reported cases in bird flu bringing the number of provinces with the disease to five including the Mekong delta province of Bac Lieu and the central province of Quang Ngai.

On the same day, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam sent the urgent dispatch to cities and provinces nationwide ordering to spray disinfectants for the first phase because outbreaks of bird flu and diseases on animal have re-occurred threatening people’s health.

The activity plays a vital role in preventing the spreading of disease amongst animals and on human. As plan, local health authorities will spray chemicals in residential quarter, farms, poultry markets and slaughterhouses.

By Phuc Hau – translated by Uyen Phuong

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