The Vietnam Administration of Forestry has instructed province and city agriculture departments around the country to carefully monitor wildlife imports amid the public health emergency caused by the new strain of coronavirus.
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.
Hospitals and clinics in Vietnam have started implementing surveillance of nosocomial infections and monitoring the hospital-infection control process, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said at a recent meeting.
Vietnam will produce its own vaccine against avian influenza A/H5N1 from 2018 to replace imported vaccines, according to the National Veterinary JSC, Navetco.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is taking drastic measures to prevent and control dangerous infectious diseases spurred by extreme weather conditions.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and relevant authorities destroyed 3,475 ducks and 90 chickens infected with the A/H5N1 virus.
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.
VOV.VN - Another case of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has been reported in Vietnam, health officials said on April 4.
VOV.VN - Strains of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock in the northern province of Bac Ninh and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, report government officials.
Vietnam has halted the import of poultry from two US states as of March 10 where bird flu viruses have been rampaging, the Vietnamese government said on March 11.
The A/H5N1 avian influenza has been detected at fowl farms of some households in Hoa Long Commune, the northern province of Bac Ninh.
The Ministry of Health has warned of the possible intrusion of avian influenza A (H7N9) into Vietnam as the virus is raging in neighbouring China and Cambodia.
The northern border provinces of Lao Cai and Lang Son have intensified measures to prevent A/H5N1, H5N6 and H7N9 avian influenza from entering Vietnam as the viruses are spreading in neighbouring China.
VOV.VN - H5N1 and H5N6 bird flu outbreaks are spreading in Quang Ngai and Bac Lieu province. Tens of thousands of fowls have been culled over the past two weeks. Relevant agencies are taking steps to contain the outbreak.
The southwest province of Tay Ninh has directed all local authorities of its border districts to take immediate steps to prevent the spread of H5N1 bird flu and foot and mouth disease from Cambodia.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has introduced several new vaccines in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation in an effort to improve the efficiency of disease prevention, the Preventive Health Department has reported.
Vietnam has started the second stage of human trials of an indigenous bird-flu vaccine, testing its immunization effect.
The Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned localities to actively stay vigilant as there is a risk of a bird flu outbreak among domestic animals.