VOV.VN - Dr. Kidong Park, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Vietnam, congratulated Vietnam on its initial success in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, but warned the country should continue to be vigilant regarding the potential threat of the disease.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on localities nationwide to step up preventive measures against avian flu outbreaks.
As many as 399 districts across Vietnam have been identified as high risk areas for the outbreak of bird flu while another 314 districts are at low risk, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - How to prevent and control diseases entering the nation’s northern province were discussed at a February 15 conference hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) which noted that African swine flu is likely to enter Vietnam in the future.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed off a national plan on avian influenza prevention and control for 2019-2025 with a view to reducing its impact on society and the economy.
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.
An outbreak of A/H5N6 influenza, also known as bird flu, which is transmittable to humans, has been detected in the central province of Phu Yen, said a local official.
A national plan on bird flu control during 2019-2025 will have a budget of VND762 billion (over US$32.6 million), it was reported at a conference in Hanoi on October 16.
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.
Vietnam has to date detected no new avian flu virus strains despite its location in the Southeast Asian region’s hotspot of the diseases.
The Ministry of Health has urged municipal and provincial people’s committees, health departments and citizens across the country to take prevention against a possible bird flu over the next 16 days ahead of the Lunar New Year and during the first months of the new year.
The Department of Preventive Medicine requested the healthcare sector and relevant agencies to conduct measures to tackle avian viruses, with the likelihood of outbreaks in the country still high.
VOV.VN - A farm in the southern Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu was ordered to cull its flock after officials on Tuesday, August 29, identified an outbreak of the avian A/H5N1 virus.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department has declared that all provinces and cities nationwide are free of avian flu, with no new outbreak detected.
The Animal Health Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported a new H5N1 bird flu outbreak in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.
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.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Vietnam over concerns about avian flu.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the central province of Thanh Hoa has urged localities at different levels to strengthen their monitoring of A/H7N9 avian flu.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently launched a national avian influenza monitoring programme.
VOV.VN - Another case of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been reported in Vietnam, health officials said on April 4.