13:20' 28/02/2009 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - 11 provinces nationwide are yet to be free from bird flu epidemic for 21 days, according to the Veterinary Department.
These provinces include Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Ca Mau, Dien Bien, Hau Giang, Khanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri and Soc Trang.
50,000 avian flu-affected poultries have been culled and three people have been infected with the disease since early this year.
Addressing the online meeting between the National Steering Board for Anti - Bird Flu Prevention and 15 provinces and cities on February 26, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung pointed out six measures to prevent the epidemic, in which a high sense of responsibility must be raised among authorities at all levels, collectives and individuals and agricultural, medical and relevant sectors and the whole political system; the special attention must be paid to the vaccination against the disease in combination with the hygienic conditions of stables and urgent measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the diseases.