In the southern province of Soc Trang, 128 infected pigs have already been culled. Vets have also detected the epidemic in a flock of 371 pigs in Binh Minh district of the southern province of Vinh Long.
Meanwhile, foot-and-mouth disease has broken out in the northern provinces of Cao Bang and Quang Ninh, affecting hundreds of cows. Since June 20, the disease has been also recorded in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Ha Tinh.
The Veterinary Department has warned that the diseases tend to spread widely as they have not been properly contained.
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