Sunday, August 12, 2012

Vietnam: Prevent bird flu #H5N1


According to the Veterinary Department, after a lull, bird flu has now reappeared and tend to spread in a number of localities in the Red River Delta region and North Central. Preliminary statistics, more than 100 thousand birds were killed and forced destruction in the locality.

Experts warned that the coming months, the risk of an outbreak on a large scale is very large due to the weather complex with the transformation of strains of influenza virus A (H5N1) exist in the environment.Meanwhile, in the northern provinces, effective bird flu vaccine has decreased significantly (only about 60% protection level), more poultry vaccination has not been prescribed vaccines. Status of poultry smuggling continues.

While the blue ear disease has not been completely extinguished, the bird flu reappeared is a matter of great concern to the livestock industry as well as public health by high virulence of influenza virus A (H5N1) . However, in fact, every occurrence of an outbreak of cattle, poultry outbreaks and localities are often passive, confused in implementing measures to prevent and combat. Many places loose control, quarantine, transport and slaughter of poultry, poultry products, as well as not attach importance to the monitoring, early detection of outbreaks for timely implementation of uniform measures against ... service delays caused, prolonged, causing great losses to farmers and the state budget. That's not to mention a few places to keep it secret services, delays in providing information and reports to the National Steering Committee to coordinate the overall implementation capacity stamping out measures.

To prevent bird flu effectively, the need to increase local autonomy, concentrating all forces and means fierce siege, extinguish the epidemic. In particular, enhanced surveillance for early detection, establish checkpoints block the transport of poultry and poultry products outside the outbreak and set up the inspection team and direct prevention services to village level and hamlets in the high-risk areas. At the same time, strengthen widely disseminating the right of people to understand the epidemic, voluntary cooperation with the authorities epidemic. In addition, increasing the role and responsibilities of the competent authorities in the implementation of policies to support people to expand and poultry development.

Notably, at this time, smuggled poultry situation still "hot" in the northern border province. It is thus important to the new and actively coordinate the relevant departments such as police, market management, agriculture and rural development and local government levels to eradicate even the line smuggled poultry.

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