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Increase in Viet Nam H5N1 Outbreaks

6 September 2012, at 12:16am

VIET NAM - Three further outbreaks of avian influenza virus H5N1 have been reported to the OIE.

The new outbreaks were reported by Dr Nam Hoang Van, Director General, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The outbreaks occurred in the following regions:

  • Lien Loc, Hau Loc, THANH HOA
  • Hoa Loc, Hau Loc, THANH HOA
  • Hanh Thuan, Nghia Hanh, QUANG NGAI

In total, 153 birds showed symptoms and 53 died of a total of 2,205 susceptible birds, all described as 'village' poultry; 2,152 birds were destroyed.

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