Wednesday, August 14, 2013

#H5N1 Vietnam: Tien Giang Province Quail; #H7N9 Lang Son Province Smuggled Poultry Check

At the afternoon session 13/8 of the National Steering Committee for Avian Influenza Prevention, Department of Animal Health (MARD) said that, in the past 4 weeks, avian flu arose in Tien Giang.Worryingly, the total number of A/H5N1 avian influenza with quails to 47,100, with 3,810 children died. According to the Department of Animal Health, from 22/7, Tien Giang province announced on A/H5N1 flu in Phu Kiet quail, Tinh Hoa (Cho Gao district). Animal Health Department in collaboration with local authorities destroyed the whole poultry and quail disease.
At the meeting, representatives of the Animal Health Department said that the emergence of influenza A/H5N1 in men quail potentially very high spread to poultry. The Department has provided support 1 million doses of influenza vaccine (H5N1/Re5) for emergency vaccination surrounded the outbreak. The professional bodies also went to check and direct in Tien Giang province.
Also on 13/8, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan went to check on the prevention of illegal import of poultry in Lang Son.A/H7N9 flu-related, Veterinary Department has implemented monitoring in 60 markets, the trade in smuggled poultry in 9 provinces (Ha Noi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Hung Yen). There were 2,554 smuggled poultry samples and discarding the tests, however, found no influenza A/H7N9 virus.  

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