The southern province of Tay Ninh has injected 3 billion VND (141,000 USD) from its budget into the struggle against foot-and-mouth, blue-ear disease and bird flu.

Accordingly, animal health agencies have conducted disinfection and vaccinations at border districts, border gates and live poultry markets in order to limit the spread of such diseases.

As of February 21, the Cambodia-bordering province has reported seven bird flu hotbeds in Ben Cau and Chau Thanh districts, with a total of more than 6,000 sick fowls.

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has also asked for an additional one million doses of vaccine as the number of sick poultry continues to rise.

The municipal agricultural sector has, so far this year, detected seven avian influenza outbreaks in Phong Dien, Thoi Lan, O Mon and Binh Thuy districts.

Although A/H5N1bird flu appears to have left the northern province of Bac Ninh, the locality has continued conducting a range of preventive measures.

From February 22 to March 21, the locality will launch a disinfection drive along with taking samples of poultry to ease early detection of any disease.

The provincial health department has tightened its inspection of flu in humans and boosted its use of quarantining risky patients.

Meanwhile, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai set up five quarantine posts in Yen Bai city and surrounding areas.

Along with increasing awareness-raising work, the province has also keep a close watch on the import of poultry from across its borders.

Since February 2014, Yen Bai has used 234 litres of disinfectant and checked the transportation of tens of thousands of heads of animals and poultry.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, avian influenza, foot-and-mouth and blue-ear disease have all struck the locality in the past.

A/H5N1 has so far this year killed two people in the southern provinces of Binh Phuoc and Dong Thap.-VNA