PRRS outbreaks in Vietnam

27-10-2011 | |

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, there have been Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) outbreaks in five provinces.

The disease has made its way to four southern and one central province in Vietnam. PRRS has spread in Long An, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, and Tien Giang in the south and Quang Nam in the central region, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan said.

It has been reported that Long An is the area most affected, with 7,000 pigs that have been culled due to the disease.

The provincial Department of the Agriculture and Rural Development purchased 30,000 vaccines for distribution.

Diep Kinh Tan has ordered the tightening of control to halt the spread of the disease. Health authorities in Dien Ban have announced a pandemic.

** Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), also known as blue-ear pig disease, is a virus that causes a disease of pigs, called porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). This economically important, pandemic disease causes reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs. (Wikipedia)