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7 million doses of bird flu vaccine imported

Update: March, 06/2012 - 09:51

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 chickens and ducks, a process expected to reach completion by March 20.

If farmers refuse to vaccinate their poultry, 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. — VNS

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