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Bird Flu Now Nationwide in Vietnam

by 5m Editor
19 February 2009, at 7:41am

VIET NAM - H5N1 Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is now in eighth provinces across the country.

Chinese sources report that bird flu is now plaguing eight provinces of Vietnam nationwide, following the latest report of virus infection in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, according to Department of Animal Health under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In Bac Lieu province, bird flu has killed 30 ducks of an infected flock of 607 ducks of 30 days old, raised at a local farm, said the department, Vietnam watchdog of bird flu.

Samples of dead ducks found in the province tested positive to the H5N1 virus, said the department.

So far this year, eight provinces of Vietnam nationwide have been hit by avian flu, including four provinces in Mekong Delta, namely Ca Mau, Soc Trang, Hau Giang and the newly-confirmed Bac Lieu, two northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Quang Ninh, and two central provinces of Nghe An and Quang Tri, said the department.

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