Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vietnam: Smuggling chickens raging, the vaccine is disabled

[There have not been any human infections recently in Vietnam, and the vaccine is not working...so it is not easy to contract the H5N1 Avian Influenza]
October 8, 2012

Chicken illegally carrying dangerous new strain are local mass influx.
It is worrying that this new virus has appeared and spread rapidly in China since the beginning of the year and we are using the vaccine does not work against them. According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, Director of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, with the former group, the injectable flu vaccine for poultry only meet 75% of the variation H5N1 virus in poultry, in the absence of disease vaccine increase the risk of the virus to mutate to spread from person to person. Meanwhile, according to the Department of Animal Health, the country also seven provinces with avian bird deaths, the destruction of more than 180,000 children.
However, the Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Department Nguyen Thanh Son fear, new branches virus can source from chicken cull China, especially chickens smuggled into Vietnam in recent years. Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan said: "The disease situation is complicated in the North or Central. 2 months ago, there was a new virus (group C) in China, causing the bird flu with the potential to cause very high death and are at risk of entry into Vietnam. "
Chicken spill massive smuggling into the country through the province of Quang Ninh
While new avian influenza virus with high-risk infectious and high mortality rates are raging, state smuggled poultry (the main cause of spreading dangerous strain) has not been controlled.

Smuggled chickens contain pathogenic strains with stronger, higher ability to infect humans and cause death rate is also higher. This information is the Animal Health Department (MARD) warned at the beginning of the year.
Vaccines disabled with the new strain of bird flu
Talking to us, Acting Director of Animal Health, Hoang Van Nam said the new H5N1 virus appears, but still belongs to the old branch, but had differences with both groups A and B viruses cause disease in Vietnam in 2011. According to Prof. Dr. Long Thanh, director of the Central Veterinary Diagnostic Center, but appear from July, but this group of viruses has spread rapidly and over a wide range from the north into Central. According to experts, the virus is able to cause bird flu continues to spread in the future and this strain highly lethal than the old strain.

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