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Viet Nam Reports Six Outbreaks of Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
17 August 2010, at 12:33a.m.

VIET NAM - There were six outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) across the country between early May and mid-July this year.

The authorities sent an Immediate Notification dated 17 August to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes six outbreaks (at two farms and four villages) of HPAI in four provinces of the country. In total, 6,525 birds were involved, of which 5,000 died and 1,525 were destroyed.

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

Further Reading

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