Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vietnam: Ha Tinh Province - H5N1 Poultry & Flooding Disease Concerns

Ha Tinh influenza A/H5N1 outbreaks after floods

(AP) - After nine months of lull, A/H5N1 flu broke out again in two villages of Central and South Channels, Cam Thanh, Cam Xuyen district (Ha Tinh). [Trung NamNam Kênh, xã Cẩm Thành, huyện Cẩm Xuyên (Hà Tĩnh).]

Testing samples of Ha Tinh SDAH gave positive results.

14/10 days, information from the Veterinary Department said in Ha Tinh, Nam Trung village, Cam Thanh, Cam Xuyen district, appeared a number of ducks and chickens died of unknown causes. Ha Tinh SDAH sampled and tested positive for influenza A/H5N1.

Earlier, on 10/10, after receiving information from the Veterinary Station Cam Xuyen report issued: flocks of five households in rural Trung Nam phenomenon dead (more than 700 children died in 2750 herd I), the provincial Animal Health Department sent a delegation on the inspection and direction of prevention.

Department has taken samples 9 dead birds for testing, and coordinate with the People's Cam Xuyen active service deployment stamping steps.

Propaganda against influenza A/H5N1 was the health sector conducted in time for local people
Date 12/10, Cam Xuyen district has established steering committees and union prevent destruction of poultry, directing the Cam Thanh conducted destruction of cattle in the outbreak.

Then on 13/10, 230 poultry farmers in the village of Na Kênh dead. Thus, the number of dead birds and destruction of the households in Cẩm Thành pm on 13/10 is close to 3350 children.

Risk of disease outbreaks can be extensive and spread to humans, Veterinary Station Cam Xuyen commune has directed 11 checkpoints set up to prevent the birds dispersed from the infected area out, and disinfection facilities to service the region, livestock pens and inter-village roads.

Causes of disease outbreaks is the specialized agency is determined by the floods should have experienced the environment in Cẩm Thành (Cẩm Xuyên) heavily polluted, the weather changes while migrated pathogens in the environment long and the local poultry has timed out but has not been immune vaccination for phase 2 is a shortage of vaccines.

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