Published Date: 2007-04-18 23:50:00
Subject: PRO/MBDS> Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome - Viet Nam (02): RFI
Archive Number: 20070418.1283
PORCINE REPRODUCTIVE & RESPIRATORY SYNDROME - VIET NAM (02): REQUEST
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Date: Wed 18 Apr 2007
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Source: Viet Nam Bridge [edited]
Northern provinces contain PRRS-infected pigs
The Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) has attacked
pigs in 4 northern provinces of Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and
Thai Binh, said an official of the Veterinary Department.
PRRS disease has just appeared in 4 provinces, not 9 as previously
reported, said Hoang Van Nam, Deputy Director of the Veterinary
Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at
a meeting of the National steering board for bird flu control on [17
Apr 2007]. Pigs with PRRS in Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Son La and Bac Kan
provinces are transported from the 4 above provinces and they are
culled all. Mr. Nam said that as the disease occurred in small areas,
farmers and local veterinary agencies didn't pay much attention
resulted in the spreading of this disease.
To prevent and control a PRRS epidemic in the above provinces, local
veterinary agencies have decontaminated and instructed farmers to use
anti-epidemic measures. PRRS is listed among dangerous contagious
diseases in the world. It appeared for the 1st time in 1987. This
disease was reported in Vietnam in 1997.
[In the 1st posting on this outbreak (see PRO/MBDS posting Porcine
reproductive & respiratory syndrome - Viet Nam: RFI 20070410.1208)
there was mention of involvement of pigs in Hung Yen, Bac Ninh, Bac
Giang, and Thai Binh provinces, and Hai Phong and Hanoi cities.
According to the above newswire, the involved provinces are: Hai
Duong, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Thai Binh (Hai Duong was not among the
originally reported affected provinces). From the newswire it is
unclear if there were no cases of PRRS in the other provinces or if
there were affected pigs in those provinces, but all had originally
come from the affected provinces (they were "imported" cases).
According to the OIE report dated 10 Apr 2006 (see link at:
there were 6 outbreaks reported; Hai Duong reported 4 outbreaks,
Hanoi City 1 outbreak and Thanh Hoa reported one outbreak.
Clarification of the present situation would be appreciated. - Mod.MPP]
Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome - Viet Nam: RFI 20070410.1208]
[For background information on porcine reproductive & respiratory
syndrome (PRRS) see the below postings available at the general
ProMED-mail website: <http://www.promedmail.org> - Mod.MPP]