LANG SON (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the northern border province of Lang Son to expand measures to contain the spread of the bird flu virus.
Among the steps to be taken include ending the illegal selling and transporting across borders of poultry.
He announced the order during an inspection tour to view measures undertaken to prevent the spread of bird flu and to end cross-border poultry smuggling in Lang Son on Tuesday.
The province had recently introduced a wide range of measures to thwart poultry smuggling, while improved management of the poultry market in the locality had also proven effective, he noted.
Further, the provincial health sector has expanded its supervision to quickly detect cases, and prepared facilities and equipment to respond to outbreaks. Meanwhile, distributing information about avian influenza and its risks to the local people has been increased.
A woman from central Thanh Hoa Province died of H5N1 avian flu on Sunday after being treated at the Ha Noi-based National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. This brought the number of deaths in the country attributed to the H5N1 avian flu strain to four in 2014. — VNS