Vaccine not magic bullet for bird flu

Vaccination was not a "magic bullet" against bird flu, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Bangkok-based expert in viral diseases Subhash Morzaria said on Dec.1.

Ministry orders strict monitoring of pigs

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has directed the veterinary sector to closely monitor diseases in herds of pigs in case a quick response is needed in the event of swine flu breaking out in the country.