Recent reports of Step Suisse being caused by the slaughter and eating of pigs infected with PRRS is a troubling developement. This is not the first time the disease PRRS has devastated livestock in Vietnam, But it is the first time in which so many other diseases are running rampant in the same areas, much less during an active pandemic..
This is not helped by the almost complete collapse of the governing bodies that are supposed to monitoring and controlling these kinds of outbreaks.
Amid denials of very low infection rates and any mutated strains of H1N1,Vietnam find itself in an ever expanding viral soup.. one that may soon have international implications.
Bird flu has not gone away from this area and constantly stating there was no human to human cases in the recent northern sections, does not ease my mind any. After the big pandemic conference recently held there, the news from that near disaster flew the coup with the bigwigs. There are 4 provinces with active bird flu outbreaks at this present time. Tamiflu is in constant play.
... Now they have a new problem on their hands and so far have been failing miserably.
The pigs there are now dying by the 1000's and soon will be covering the country from top to bottom. This in turn is helping spread the Cholera outbreaks that are following the rivers and streams.. Where the farmers and meat providers are throwing the dead pigs. The Strep Suisse infections are starting to add up and are becoming more widespread and frequent. Reports of meat dealers digging up and hauling the infected meat to Hanoi and other towns for consumption, again leads to the spread of more disease and complicates the situation even more.
Along the border with Cambodia, they have now really ratcheted up the border crossings in the south, as H5N1 is being reported in cambodian provinces near where they just had a recent death from BF. Cholera is reported there and no doubt ..their pigs are dying from PRRS..and people are eating them there also. snippits..In the north are also recorded many patients with dengue fever, which alone in the Hanoi area had over 150 cases. In addition, influenza A/H1N1 scattered people continue to suffer, while avian and human influenza A/H5N1 still lurking..worryingly, after a number of local South, the North recently has recorded four local cholera Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong and Hai Duong. Through epidemiological investigation in a number of local authorities have discovered bacteria in a number of water sources, making this disease difficult to control risk.... Respiratory diseases, viral fever, dengue fever, influenza A/H5N1, H1N1 infections and acute diarrhea are at risk of cholera outbreaks are high...
Even china has issued a quarantine statement
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, "the Vietnamese on the prevention of infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza into China's Notice" (Administration in 2010 No. 43)
Time: 2010-04-30 14:44:18 Source: General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
Abstract: World Health Organization (WHO) 4 report dated 21, Vietnam on April 6 and 9 Days confirmed two cases of human infection with influenza H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu for short people) cases. Port inspection and quarantine authorities should strengthen the prevention and treatment of human avian flu propaganda and education to enhance disease prevention awareness of immigration officers.
2010, No. 43
Vietnamese on the prevention of highly pathogenic avian influenza
Notice of quarantine
World Health Organization (WHO) 4 its report dated 21, Vietnam on April 6 and 9 Days confirmed two cases of human infection with influenza H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu for short people) cases. The country has been discovered 119 cases of confirmed human cases of bird flu, of which 59 patients died (CFR 49.6%). To prevent human bird flu into China, to protect our health and safety personnel to Vietnam, according to "The People's Republic of China Frontier Health and Quarantine Law" 及其 Regulations the relevant provisions are announced as follows:
1st, personnel from Vietnam, if fever, cough, headache, general malaise and other symptoms, and immigration should take the initiative to take the initiative to declare entry-exit inspection and quarantine institutions. After entering the above symptoms should seek medical care immediately to your doctor recent travel history to receive timely diagnosis and treatment.
2, Inspection and Quarantine staff to strengthen the immigration officers from the area temperature monitoring, medical and other health and quarantine inspection work, reporting or on-site inspection found that the symptoms of the staff to carefully check on people who are found infected with plague or avian person suspected of having, to take timely medical measures.
3, visits to the endemic areas of bird flu workers may apply to the inspection and quarantine agencies and their international travel health Health Center or visit 国家 Website of AQSIQ (www.aqsiq.gov.cn) Health and Quarantine and Travel Health Column to understand the epidemic situation in the region, control of human avian flu prevention. Travel or travel related and found symptoms of bird flu, should consult a doctor immediately and exit inspection and quarantine institutions to declare.
4, port inspection and quarantine authorities should strengthen the prevention and treatment of human avian flu propaganda and education to enhance disease prevention awareness of immigration officers. Personnel to these areas should avoid contact with human bird flu, infected poultry and their feces or dust contaminated with the feces, soil; avoid eating raw or undercooked poultry meat; point in the outbreak, poultry breeding, sales , slaughtering, processing establishments must wear masks and gloves to take protective measures; wash hands; to avian influenza virus can contaminate the area, sterilized items.
This announcement is issued within 3 months effective.
April 29, 2010
Unfortunately our own gov't agencies don't give us the same information ON THE SITUATION IN VIETNAM.. look for yourself..do you see any warnings?