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Pig disease hits one more Vietnamese province

by 5m Editor
24 September 2007, at 10:19am

VIET NAM - A Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) outbreak among pigs has recently occurred in Vietnam's northern Lang Son province, raising the total affected localities nationwide to three, according to a local animal health agency on Monday.

The disease has hit five pigs raised by a household in the province, the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said, noting that their specimens were tested positive to PRRS.

Local veterinary agency has culled infected pigs to prevent the disease from spreading, and intensified disease surveillance.

Source: EnglishPeopleDailyOnline

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