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Foot-and-mouth hits northern Bac Ninh

Update: March, 14/2013 - 09:24

BAC NINH (VNS)— The People's Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh officially announced an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in Tien Du District.

So far, the epidemic has been contained to three communes in the districts of Gia Binh, Tien Du and Que Vo.

Last month nearly 100 pigs died of the disease and about 4,000 kilos of affected pork were culled.

In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the local health department promptly vaccinated the remaining livestock and disinfected the affected areas. — VNS


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