Blue ear disease hits one more province of Vietnam

20:10, April 13, 2010      

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Blue ear disease in pigs was reported in one more northern province Hung Yen of Vietnam, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday.

The blue ear disease struck three communes of the province, killing over 250 pigs out of 2,400 infected pigs, according to the provincial animal health bureau.

Provincial health officials in affected provinces are taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease, said the department.

Vietnam has reported four northern provinces being hit by the blue ear disease namely Thai Nguyen, Thai Binh, Hai Duong and the newly-reported Hung Yen.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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