Pig disease PRRS reported in north Vietnam
An outbreak of PRRS has recently been reported in Vietnam's northern Lang Son
province, raising the total affected localities in the whole country to
The disease has hit five pigs raised by a household in
the province, the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture
and Rural Development said. Their specimens were tested positive to
The local veterinary agency culled
the infected pigs to prevent PRRS from spreading, and intensified disease
Vietnam reported earlier this month that PRRS had again
broken out in Khanh Hoa and Ca Mau provinces, after declaring it eradicated in
August. A June outbreak in the central region infected 60,000
Not only Vietnam, also the country of Myanmar is currently
suffering from PRRS - just like China was this year and last year, when about 1
million pigs were killed due to PRRS.China?
China denies to be the source of the disease outbreaks, the Chinese ministry of
agriculture said, adding that the disease in China closely resembles that found
in the United States.
"We got the disease from abroad and there is
no evidence to show it spread from China to anywhere else," a ministry spokesman
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