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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Vietnam: Deal with the bird flu virus has modified Slight Change in Strain
[This article is very specific, on the change in the strain]
(VOV) - It is worrying that the H5N1 vaccine is only effective below 75% should not universal use in the prevention and control of avian influenza.
Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said: experimental results in 8/2012 shows the newly discovered group of H5N1 avian influenza virus in arm A (188.8.131.52) has changed a number of amino- acid.
Although this virus is still attached to the 184.108.40.206 branch but there was a difference, the virulence of the virus group is the professional body research and evaluation.It is worrying that the H5N1 vaccine is only effective below 75% should not universal use in the prevention and control of avian influenza.
Van Dang Ky, Head of Hygiene and Epidemiology - Department of Animal Health said the most effective way to protect poultry is still detected, localized translation."At present we are mainly applied for early detection and destruction of human disease, hygiene and disinfection, management tightly outbreak, not to spread to other places.Currently we are making this problem very efficiently, and vaccine use in the northern, central and Central Highlands virtually very little use.We only use the vaccine program countries to encircle outbreak, reduce the spread only problem, "Ky said.
Animal Health Department warned, this stage of the season is very convenient for developing bird flu virus, so the local need close monitoring to detect early cases.At the same time, while no effective vaccine to prevent and control the situation cross-border smuggling of poultry to limit pathogen spread, making it difficult to work management epidemic. /.