Foot-and-mouth disease hits more pigs in central Vietnam

VIETNAM - Almost 4,000 pigs and buffaloes have contracted foot-and-mouth disease in Vietnam’s central highlands province, of which 1,500 have died.
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The disease has been reported in seven out of 12 districts and towns in Lam Dong province, with Duc Trong district being the worst hit.

Local animal health authorities announced last week an outbreak in the district after some 2,300 pigs and bulls were infected with the disease, with over 800 dying.

Samples from pigs tested positive for the type O foot-and-mouth virus.

Lam Dong province, home to 669 poultry- and cattle-trading spots, nearly 500 of them illegal, has banned trade and transport of cattle from Duc Trong to other areas.

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Source: Thanh Nien News
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