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OIE Reports Two More HPAI Outbreaks in Viet Nam

by 5m Editor
17 December 2009, at 9:44a.m.

VIET NAM - There have been two more outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in the north of the country.

The Vietnamese veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 35 dated 16 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Both outbreaks were in Thai Nguyen province in the north-east of the country. The first started on 9 December at Hoang Nong. On a farm of 900 birds in two flocks, 350 were affected and 310 died, while 590 were destroyed. The affected flocks were in the same village, where vaccination against avian influenza had not been carried out.

The second outbreak started on 12 December in Yen Lang. The affected flock comprised 152 meat-type ducks on a small household farm. They had not been vaccinated. In all, 95 birds showed symptoms and 65 died. The remaining birds were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus was confirmed.

Further Reading

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