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Vietnam: Hundreds of pigs die from PRRS

Three districts in the central province of Nghe An, Vietnam have reported 383 pigs deaths due to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infection, also known as blue ear disease.

According to reports, the disease has already affected herds in Dien Kim and Dien Thai Communes of Dien Chau District; Quynh Thach, Quynh Van, and Quynh Xuan Communes in Quynh Luu District; and five communes in Yen Thanh District.

Dinh Viet Hong, deputy chairman of Nghe An People's Committee, had talks with animal health authorities in Dien Chau District. Hong urged the provincial Department of Animal Health to provide Dien Chau District with five million vaccine doses.


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