According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, there have been Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) outbreaks in five provinces.
It has been reported that Long An is the area most affected, with 7,000 pigs that have been culled due to the disease.
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)