Ministry launches national bird flu control programme

Ministry launches national bird flu control programme

Spraying chemicals at poultry trading place (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently
launched a national avian influenza monitoring programme.
The
programme is to monitor for early detection of any case of avian flu and virus
circulation in order to give people warnings on the possibility of unsafe food
or the disease outbreaks, thus reducing the risk of the viruses being
transmitted to human.
It also
supports the building of zones for safe farming in Vietnam and promotes the
sustainable development of the breeding industry.
The programme
will keep a close watch on poultry farms with suspected infection of the bird
flu and immediately report to the animal health agencies.
In
addition, provinces where poultry farming is a key industry or poultry are
raised for export will have their flocks of poultry tested while in border
provinces, virus monitoring will be conducted at live bird markets or places.
All seven
Regional Animal Health Offices and 63 sub-departments of animal health across
the country will be provided with staff training in monitoring outbreaks on
poultry and other professional skills.-VNA

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