Vietnam’s vaccine champion

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September 24, 2018 by Katie Regan

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Dr. Le Van Be, director of the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) in Nha Trang, Vietnam, is driven by a childhood encounter with rabies to improve the health outcomes of the people of Vietnam. Photo: PATH/Hai Trinh.

Dr. Le Van Be, director of the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals, believes in the power of vaccines. And he is committed to seeing locally made influenza vaccine become a reality. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s vaccine champion”

Sử dụng công nghệ sáng tạo cho kết quả nhanh hơn và ứng phó nhanh hơn

FAO– 09/05/2017 Nhanh chóng xác định và nhận dạng vi rút ngay tại nguồn là bước đầu tiên trong việc ứng phó nhanh và thông minh khi có dịch bệnh bùng phát. Với số lượng các ca nhiễm cúm A (H7N9) ở người và động vật tại Trung Quốc đang gia tăng nhanh chóng, nhằm ngăn chặn vi rút này xâm nhập vào Việt Nam và giảm thiểu các tác động của chúng, điều hết sức quan trọng đối với Việt Nam là cần phải nhanh chóng giám sát và phát hiện sự xuất hiện của vi rút bất thường . Tiếp tục đọc “Sử dụng công nghệ sáng tạo cho kết quả nhanh hơn và ứng phó nhanh hơn”

Ministry announces Việt Nam free of bird flu

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Update: May, 29/2017 – 17:19

Powder that prevents bird flu is sprinkled to a flock of chickens. – VNA/VNS Photo Đình Huệ
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department has declared that all provinces and cities nationwide are free of avian flu, with no new outbreak detected.However, a representative of the department also said several bird flu viruses such as A/H7N9, A/H5N2 and A/H5N8 could enter the country through transportation, business and consumption of illegally imported poultry products of unclear origin, especially in the northern border provinces. Tiếp tục đọc “Ministry announces Việt Nam free of bird flu”

New avian flu outbreaks in Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông

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Update: May, 11/2017 – 09:00

A/H5N1 avian flu outbreaks were found at two farms in Ea Rốp and Ea Tmốt communes in Ea Súp District in Đắk Lắk Province, with more than 2,200 ducks culled. — VNA/VNS Photo danviet.vn

HÀ NỘI – Three more avian flu outbreaks have been recorded in the Central Highlands provinces of Đắk Lắk and Đắk Nông, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

A/H5N1 avian flu outbreaks were found at two farms in Ea Rốp and Ea Tmốt communes in Ea Súp District in Đắk Lắk Province, with more than 2,200 ducks culled. Tiếp tục đọc “New avian flu outbreaks in Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông”

H5N1 outbreak reported in Cao Bằng

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Update: April, 26/2017 – 18:10

Veterinary staff spray chemicals to prevent the spread of bird flu in Cao Bằng Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm
Viet Nam News HÀ TĨNH — An outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has been recorded in the northern Cao Bằng Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Veterinary Department announced.

The department said that around 700 ducks and chickens in two farming households in Cao Bằng City’s Ngọc Xuân Ward were infected and died.

The local veterinary agency and local authorities have culled around 2,000 infected poultry and implemented measures to disinfect the area where the outbreak has been reported, to prevent it from spreading further.

So far, the country has recorded six H5N1 and two H5N6 outbreaks, in Cần Thơ City, Cao Bằng, Vĩnh Long, Đắk Lắk, Quảng Ninh and Thừa Thiên Huế provinces, the department said, warning that the risk of bird flu outbreaks is very high in the near future.

Việt Nam has not recorded other strains of bird flu virus such as A/H7N9, A/H5N2 and A/H5N8, but the department is concerned that these viruses may enter the country through livestock being brought in illegally, especially from the northern border provinces.

All regions should implement preventive measures to prevent and contain bird flu, it said, urging locals to help by preventing the illegal poultry imports.

Though the foot-and-mouth disease and swine flu in pigs have been controlled, the department recommends that local authorities keep an eye out, especially in areas that have already seen outbreaks. — VNS

Four provinces in Việt Nam infected with bird flu

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Update: April, 18/2017 – 17:50

A veterinary staff sprays disinfectant on ducks to prevent bird flu infection. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

HÀ NỘI — Four provinces in Việt Nam have reported six outbreaks of bird flu, according to the Department of Animal Health.The provinces affected are Vĩnh Long, Đăk Lắk, Quảng Ninh and Thừa Thiên-Huế.

An outbreak was detected in the southern province of Vĩnh Long on Saturday at a household in Bình Tân District’s Mỹ Thuận Commune which affected 300 chicken.

More than 3,000 chicken also tested positive for A/H5N1and were disposed of at a farm in the province’s Bình Minh Town.

In the northern province of Quảng Ninh, 320 poultry were reported to have fallen ill and died in the past four days. The number of poultry culled was 670. Tiếp tục đọc “Four provinces in Việt Nam infected with bird flu”