Published Date: 2010-08-09 22:06:29
Subject: PRO/MBDS> Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome - Viet Nam (11)
Archive Number: 20100809.2724
PORCINE REPRODUCTIVE AND RESPIRATORY SYNDROME - VIET NAM (11)
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 Ho Chi Minh City
 17 localities
 Ho Chi Minh City
Date: Fri 6 Aug 2010
Source: Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Daily [edited]
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) -- also
called "Blue Ear" -- has occurred in pigs in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC),
warned a health official on 5 Aug . Good feeding is one way to
prevent pigs from contracting the epidemic
Phan Xuan Thao, head of HCMC Animal Health Department, said pigs in
some households in district 12 were found to have the virus;
therefore, 194 pigs were destroyed to curb the disease from
spreading. Breeding farms in district Cu Chi are at high risk for
contracting the disease.
The city liaised with neighboring southern provinces Dong Nai and
Binh Duong to test pigs from other provinces. If veterinarians find
pigs to be unsafe, the city would stop diseased pigs from entering
the city, Mr. Thao said.
The southern province of Binh Phuoc claimed tests proved 72 pigs in
district Bu Dang had contracted the disease, said deputy head of the
province's Animal Health Department Tran Van Phuong. The province had
killed 30 pigs before.
Quang Nam authorities are pleading for help as spread of the disease
has already become rampant, wiping out many herds in the province's
districts Dai Loc and Dien Ban. 9793 pigs were infected with the
disease and veterinarians destroyed 2572.
Meanwhile, the highlands province of Dak Lak discovered 7 outbreaks
of blue ear in pigs in districts Ea Kar, Krong Pach and Buon Me Thuot City.
The government will provide each breeder who has lost their pigs to
the epidemic with VND 25 000 [USD 1.31] for each kilo of meat lost.
[Byline: Uyen Phuong]
 17 localities
Date: Sun 8 Aug 2010
Source: Radio The Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) News [edited]
By 8 Aug , 17 cities and provinces confirmed outbreaks of
blue-ear pig disease, according to the Department of Animal Health
under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
On 7 Aug , the Hau Giang provincial Department of Animal Health
sent a report to the MARD stating that samples taken from pigs at
farms in Hiep Loi village, Nga Bay town, tested positive for the
blue-ear virus. More than 200 pigs were affected with the disease.
Localities have spent billions of VND on preventing the spread of the
disease since early June . Ho Chi Minh City has proposed
investing VND 7 billion [USD 366 684] in preventive efforts, but the
disease shows no signs of abating in the surrounding areas.
[According to 2 articles above, outbreak of porcine reproductive and
respiratory syndrome (PRRS) or blue ear disease was reported to
spread in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC): 194 pigs were destroyed. HCMC
officials also co-operate with neighboring southern provinces to
prevent PRRS to enter the city. In Quang Nam province, 2572 of 9793
infected pigs were destroyed.
On 7 Aug 2010, Hau Giang province official reported that
approximately 200 pigs were affected with PRRS. As of 8 Aug 2010, 17
cities and provinces in Viet Nam confirmed to have outbreak of PRRS.
Viet Nam officials have spent billions of VND to stop PRRS spreading.
HCMC alone plan to spend 7 billion VND to prevent PRRS spreading.
Based on Viet Nam's Department of Animal Health (DAH) updates on
highly pathogenic avian influenza, blue ear, and foot-and-mouth (FMD)
situation, PRRS outbreaks occurred in 16 provinces (Nghe An, Cao
Bang, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Lao Cai, Long An, Binh Duong, Bac Lieu,
Quang Nam, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Da Nang, Vinh Long, Khanh Hoa, Hau
Giang, and Dac Lac) within the past 21 days.
More information on PRRS outbreaks in Viet Nam is available at
(in Vietnamese) and from prior PRO/MBDS postings listed below.
For a map of Viet Nam with provinces, see
HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Viet Nam can be accessed at
http://healthmap.org/r/008c. This map shows other outbreaks in Viet
Nam and surrounding countries that have been reported on ProMED-mail
and PRO/MBDS. The postings can be directly accessed through this map. - Mod.TD]