Provinces across the country are taking action to prevent the spread of disease that has affected cattle and poultry breeding facilities and farms in recent weeks.
Vietnam had reported no new human cases of avian influenza A/H5N1 and the country had successfully controlled outbreaks of the H5N1 strain over the past five years, an official said.
The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned of a high risk of the return of avian influenza in Vietnam after the epidemic was put under control for a long period of time.
The Southern Vietnam Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (SVPHEOC) was inaugurated at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Paster Institute on August 23.
Following quick avian flu tests in the northern province of Lang Son, negative results were recorded at the biggest market of Gieng Vuong and That Khe market – the nearest to the border with China.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese officials said on April 17 that a new breakout of avian influenza, H5N1, has emerged on a poultry farm in the southern Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long.
A new outbreak of avian influenza A virus subtype H5N1 has been detected in the central province of Ha Tinh, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The A/H7N9 and A/H5N1 avian influenza viruses may enter Vietnam through poultry smuggled from China and Cambodia and wild birds, an official from the Ministry of Heath has said.
The A/H5N1 avian influenza has been detected at fowl farms of some households in Hoa Long Commune, the northern province of Bac Ninh.
Authorities of Hanoi are proactively controlling trade, transportation and slaughter of poultry in the city as the risk of H7N9 avian influenza outbreaks in animals and humans is high.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam on August 3 announced the arrival of new leadership, the US Embassy in Hanoi said in a press release the same day.
Localities nationwide should actively brace themselves for a possible avian flu outbreak before and after the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, said an official.
The Ministry of Health has ordered local authorities nationwide to roll out precautionary measures against the spread of avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, to prevent any possible transmission to humans.
The Haiphong health department on April 16 reported a serious case of avian influenza A/H1N1 at the Viet Tiep General Hospital.
The emerging pandemic threats 2 (EPT-2) program to support efforts in Vietnam to better prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats was launched on March 10th by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Health Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was inaugurated at a ceremony on February 3 at the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine, attended by Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and American Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius.
The Ministry of Health’s Preventive Health Department has warned of a high risk of avian influenza A/H7N9 outbreaks in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country.
More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Hanoi on October 13.
(VOV) -Official statistics of the Health Ministry show that since the beginning of the year, 4,857 measles cases have been reported, 76.5% of them children under the age of 10.