(VOV) - Currently, foot-and-mouth disease is currently spreading through herds of cattle in Binh Lieu and Hai Ha districts in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
In Hai Ha district, 450 pigs are confirmed to be infected with the disease and 135 have died from it in Quang Long, Duong Hoa, Quang Chinh, Quang Dien and Quang Thinh communes.
53 buffaloes in Binh Lieu district have also contracted the disease.
The province’s agricultural sector held an urgent meeting with leaders from the eastern districts of Ba Che, Tien Yen, and Dam Ha to discuss measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic and fight the disease.
*** Foot-and-mouth disease has also broken out in Hanh Dung commune, Nghia Hanh district, in the central province of Quang Ngai, with twelve cows being reported to be infected.
The veterinary station in Nghia Hanh district has instructed people to treat the infected cows and vaccinate others.
In April, 2011, 100 cows contracted the disease when it occurred in Hanh Dung commune.