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PRRS Hits Three Vietnamese Provinces

by 5m Editor
2 March 2009, at 8:44am

VIET NAM - A blue-ear epidemic in pigs is developing in three Vietnamese provinces, resulting in nearly a thousand of pigs being infected with the blue-ear virus, said the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development today.

In northern province Quang Ninh, the disease infected about 50 pigs raised on two local farms, said the department.

In central province Quang Nam, the virus is plaguing pig farms in 20 communes of four districts, causing the culling of nearly 700 pigs, said the department.

Meanwhile the disease broke out recently in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, infecting 13 pigs with the blue-ear virus, said the department.

The ministry vows to speed up measures to prevent diseases in livestock this year.

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