BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhuanet) -- The Ministry of
Agriculture is intensifying efforts to prevent and control fatal bird flu during
The ministry has dispatched six teams to 13 provinces
to conduct inspections to ensure the implementation of various preventative
Inspections will focus on the vaccination in areas
plagued by bird flu and on the supply, storage, use and quality of vaccines.
The teams will also inspect the implementation of an
emergency response system aimed at dealing with the outbreak of major animal
diseases and guide the establishment of a sound emergency response system in
various parts of the country.
Inspection will also include prevention and control
measures in areas inhabited by migrant birds, border areas and remote
The system on monitoring the outbreak of bird flu and
the gathering of information will be further improved.
Officials from the ministry said that the Ministry of
Finance has allocated funds for bird flu vaccines, which will soon be
distributed to various provinces and autonomous regions.
Farmers who breed poultry can get vaccines free if
they quarantined their poultry in accordance with the State plan, said the