Can Tho city inspects for avian flu diseases

Although avian flu is under control by authorized agencies in Can Tho city, inspection for epidemics is reported not to be strict at localities, causing difficulties for professional agencies.

Veterinary forces sanitise a breeding ground to prevent a spread of avian flu. (Photo: VNA)

Veterinary forces sanitise a breeding ground to prevent a spread of avian flu. (Photo: VNA)

So said Nguyen Ngoc He, Director of the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, during a meeting of the city Party Executive Committee on March 28th.

According to Mr. He, at present, breeders feed duck in fields, especially after the rice has been harvested. Meanwhile, some dead poultry has not been reported promptly to authorized agencies, which increases the risk of spreading avian flu diseases.

To efficiently prevent the disease, districts should increase their direction over communes to inspect poultry breeding and slaughtering to immediately detect any possible outbreaks, said Mr. He.

Over the past time, diverse activities have been carried out to prevent avian flu, including vaccinating poultry, inspecting poultry slaughtering, and sanitizing the environment. “The measures help control and prevent avian flu from spreading widely,” added Mr. He.

Since the beginning of this year, Can Tho city has reported 3 A/H5N1 flu outbreaks in 3 different districts. After detecting the outbreaks, authorized agencies culled 13,300 poultry and sanitized the surrounding environment. So far no additional outbreaks have been reported./.

Compiled by BTA



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