07:14 | 20/01/2007
VNGOVNet – Bird flu has recurred in eight Mekong Delta provinces with complex developments and high potential of spreading out wide. However, poultry transport, trading and slaughtering has been under loose control; Smuggling of fowl animals and products in northern provinces tends to increase.
Smuggled poultry can be one of the causes of bird flu recrudescence – Illustration photo (VNN)
According to the latest information from the Department of Veterinary (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), up to now, the epidemic has recrudesced in 38 communes in eight provinces and cities: Cà Mau, Bạc Liêu, Hậu Giang, Vĩnh Long, Kiên Giang, Trà Vinh, Sóc Trăng and Cần Thơ City.
Facing the complex developments of bird flu, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Đức Phát, Head of the National Steering Board for Bird Flu Control, has issued Direction 190/CT-BNN-TY on more drastic measures to control transport, trading and slaughtering of poultry animals and products. The Direction aims to not only highlight controls of import, transport, slaughtering and trading of poultry animals and products at border-gates, along the border lines and in the inland but also promote information and communication of bird flu to improve the public’s awareness of the epidemic, and educate them on measures to protect their poultry and prevent Avian Influenza Type A (H5N1) in human beings.
By Hồng Uyên