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PRRS Vaccines Imported

by 5m Editor
24 April 2008, at 9:03am

VIET NAM - Vietnam has imported 100,000 doses of PRRS vaccine from China in a bid to try and combat the surging disease. 10 Vietnamese northern and central provinces.

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), also known as "blue ear" disease, is now raging on 10 provinces in the norther and central regions.

The vaccines are scheduled to be handed over to Vietnam on April 28, local newspaper Pioneer on Thursday quoted deputy director of the country's Central Veterinary Diagnosis Center To Long Thanh as saying.

The PRRS was first recognized in the United States in the mid-1980s and is now present in most pig producing countries. The symptoms include reproductive failure, pneumonia and increased susceptibility to secondary bacterial infection.

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