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Three More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Viet Nam

by 5m Editor
9 February 2009, at 9:53a.m.

VIET NAM - The veterinary authorities have reported three new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The Vietnamese veterinary authority has sent Follow up Report No. 26 dated 6 February to the OIE.

It covers three new outbreaks of HPAI.

The first was at Vien Binh in My Xuyen district of Soc Trang province in the Mekong delta area in the south of the country. It involved a flock of 682 birds, 489 of which died. The rest were destroyed.

The second case was in Minh Son in Do Luong district of Nghe An province, near to the border with Laos. Of a flock of 500 birds, 164 died and the rest were destroyed.

The third outbreak was at Tan Loc Bac in Thoi Binh district of Ca Mau province, which has been the centre of several cases of HPAI recently. It involved 950 birds, 300 of which were affected. Twenty-five birds died and the rest were destroyed.

In none of these cases was the type of birds specified.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the bird flu virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

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