Task teams to halt bird flu outbreaks

Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Diep Kinh Tan confirmed, at the meeting of the National Steering Board for Avian Influenza Prevention March 3, to set up five inspection teams to strengthen the supervision of bird flu and foot-and-mouth disease nationwide.
Due to a possible spread of the disease and lack of awareness by people to the dangers, five teams from the Committee, led by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, will arrive in stricken provinces in the Mekong delta to instruct local authorities and carry out inspections.
According to the Department of Animal Health, outbreaks of bird flu and foot-and-mouth have occurred in nine provinces, and blue ear in three provinces.

By Van Phuc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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