Bird flu heads south

Every effort is being implemented to prevent the continuous spread of the A/H5N1 virus in the two provinces of Ca Mau and Ha Tinh’s flocks, after thousands of affected birds have been culled.

Committee warns of bird flu returning

Three more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and in the southernmost province of Ca Mau province since the start of this month, killing more than 300 birds.

Nation curbs imports of animal organs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in cooperation with the Ministry of Health is setting up safety and hygiene standards for imported meats and viscera, said Bui Quang Anh, the head of MARD’s Animal Health Department.

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.