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Vietnam: 10,000 Cattle Drop Dead, hospitals report spike in patients suffering heart problems

Monday, January 24, 2011 14:52
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Cows, Buffalo Part Of Mass Die-Off


DATELINE ZERO -  In the latest of a string of mass animal deaths, 10,000 cows and buffalo have died in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed that more than 10,000 cows and buffalos died nationwide. The deaths are being blamed on harsh weather conditions. According to WSBT News:

The government is attributing this death to the exceptionally cold winter, however, and not to any of the swirling theories explaining other recent instances of animal deaths.

Lower mountainous areas have all reported temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius.

The northern mountainous province of Cao Bang was hardest hit in the cattle deaths; with 2,260 dead cattle, per Thanh Nien News. Some have said the number of total dead cattle may be as high as 13,000.

In the above photo: The Da Nang hospital, where doctors report that victims of the recent temperature drop have crowded into sickbeds. According to Thanh Nien News, Da Nang City Hospital has admitted an unusually high number of patients suffering from heart conditions.

Between 150-200 people arrive every day asking to be examined for respiratory or heart conditions.

The hospital is treating more than 300 children with cold-related illness such as pneumonia. According to Dr. Hung, the hospital has admitted nearly 50 ill newborn babies.

Read more, from the full article at DATELINE ZERO.

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