With training from experts of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Association (FAO), the department’s vets can conduct the test themselves.
The quick-testing kit is set to be used in Lang Son for six weeks on various types of poultry.
Most of the cases of human infection with the A/H7N9 virus came after recent exposure to live poultry or potentially contaminated environments, especially markets where live birds were sold. This virus does not appear to transmit easily from person to person.
The A (H7N9) virus has to date not infected either poultry or people in Vietnam.
In the first three months of the year, 487 incidences were reported in China, including 99 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health.