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Capital imports more bird flu vaccine

Update: March, 05/2012 - 12:02

HA NOI -- The local Department of Animal Health has imported 7 million doses of bird flu vaccines for reproductive poultry, said Can Xuan Binh, acting department director.

The department also supplied 7,000 litres of sterilising medicine to districts at high risk.

So far, Ha Noi has vaccinated 60,500 animals, a process expected to reach completion by March 20.

If poultry farmers refuse to vaccinate their animals, they would receive no damage support in case of an outbreak, according to the department.

A small pocket of bird flu was recently detected in the capital's Phuong Duc Commune, Phu Xuyen District. All ducks tested positive for H5N1 were culled.

The department has called on district authorities to manage local poultry trading and slaughter house as well as strictly monitor origin and quarantine certificates. -- VNS

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