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Avian influenza hits poultry in Saigon

8 January 2019, at 12:00am

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, has been hit with avian influenza, infecting 3,600 ducks with the H5N1 strain of the virus

Local news agency VN Express reported that the virus began in a flock of 400 chickens in the same village. Local farmers attempted to cure their flocks before reporting to authorities, but failed, causing the disease to spread.

A cull of all remaining birds took place, with disinfection procedures carried out in the surrounding areas to prevent further spread. 20,000 shots of the H5N1 vaccine were distributed by the provincial veternary department.

Read the full report from the VN Express here

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2007-2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in the global poultry industry and agri-food chain.

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