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Foot-and-mouth disease hits cattle in central Vietnam

Staff Writer |
Foot-and-mouth disease is striking cattle in a commune in Vietnam's central Quang Ngai province, the communal authorities said.

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The disease broke out in Tinh Hiep commune, Son Tinh district, affecting over 110 cows and bulls raised by 18 families.

The communal authorities have taken urgent isolation and disinfection measures to prevent foot-and-mouth disease from spreading to other communes.

They have also asked for the district's authorities to grant them some 2,500 doses of vaccines against the disease among cattle.

This is the new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Vietnam.

Earlier, in May, the Department of Animal Health under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced that Vietnam was free of bird flu, and foot-and-mouth and blue-ear diseases.

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