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Another Viet Nam Province Hit by Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
9 February 2009, at 7:27am

VIET NAM - Bird flu hit Viet Nam's Hau Giang province, another province in southern Mekong Delta last week, raising the total number of provinces with disease to four, said the Department of Animal Health of Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development today.

In Hau Giang Province, a flock of 400 ducks raised at a local farm died early last week, said the department. The ducks are about 45 days old and had not been vaccinated.

Currently, there are four provinces of Viet Nam hit by avian flu, including three provinces in Mekong Delta, namely Ca Mau, Soc Trang and Hau Giang and one central province of Nghe An, said the department.

Meanwhile, Viet Nam has undergone foot-and-mouth disease in livestocks. The disease has broken out in five provinces including the Central highlands province of Kon Tum, northern provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh, southern Long An Province, and central province of Quang Binh.

The department and local animal health agencies are pooling their resources to fight the spread of avian flu and foot-and-mouth disease in Vietnam nationwide.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.