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Lao Cai reports more foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks

Update: March, 09/2015 - 12:38
A vet treats foot-and-mouth diease for cattle in Lao Cai Province. — Photo

LAO CAI (VNS) — The foot-and-mouth disease resurfaced in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai earlier this month.

The latest outbreaks were reported in Bat Xat district's Trinh Tuong commune, where more than 65 infected pigs and cattle weighing more than three tonnes were culled.

The initial cause of the outbreak of the disease was established to be the earlier epidemic.

The provincial authority has sent vaccines and chemicals to sterilise the infected breeding areas.

Along with the vaccination of all cattle in the area, the local units have also stopped the transportation and slaughtering of cattle with high-risk infectious diseases in the neighbouring communes.

The provincial veterinary department will co-ordinate with the People's Committees of districts and cities across the province to strengthen the inspection and monitoring of the disease to control its spread.

They will also reinforce units to check transportation, slaughtering and smuggling of products to ensure safe food for customers. — VNS

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