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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/poultry-infected-with-bird-flu-in-province-near-saigon-3864899.html
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.
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/40838/avian-influenza-hits-poultry-in-saigon/
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Four Provinces in Viet Nam Infected with Bird Flu
VIET NAM - Four provinces in Viet Nam have reported six outbreaks of bird flu, according to the Department of Animal Health.
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Saudi Arabia Temporarily Halts Viet Nam’s Live Poultry Imports
VIET NAM - Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has banned the import of livebirds, hatching eggs and chicks temporarily from Viet Nam due to the bird flu disease, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Viet Nam News
Monday, March 27, 2017
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Poultry Sale, Slaughter Raise Avian Flu Fears
VIET NAM - Tonnes of poultry are illegally traded and slaughtered daily in Hà N?i’s markets raising public concern over the spread of avian influenza in the capital.
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News H5N1, H5N6 Bird Flu Cases Detected in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Viet Nam reported outbreaks of avian flu H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) said on Monday.
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Avian Flu Hits Backyard Birds in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Three hundred birds have died and another 500 have been destroyed in an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam's Ca Mau province.
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Friday, July 08, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Backyard Birds Killed in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreak
VIET NAM - An outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Viet Nam's Quang Ngai province.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News  New Bird Flu Outbreak Reported in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - A new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Nghe An province in Viet Nam.
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News More Bird Flu Found in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in village poultry in Viet Nam.
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Another Avian Flu Outbreak Found in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - One outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in Nghe An province in Viet Nam.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Viet Nam Finds More Avian Flu Outbreaks
VIET NAM - Officials in Viet Nam have reported three more highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in the past week.
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Another Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Over forty thousand birds have died in the latest outbreak of bird flu to hit Viet Nam.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Another H5N6 Bird Flu Outbreak in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - An outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has killed 100 birds in Quang Ninh province, Viet Nam.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News 6,374 Birds Killed in Latest Viet Nam Avian Flu Outbreaks
VIET NAM - A further three outbreaks of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in backyard birds in Viet Nam.
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Friday, November 27, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Avian Flu Spreads in Vietnamese Backyard Poultry
VIET NAM - There have been two outbreaks of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Central Viet Nam.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News More Avian Flu Reported in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - One outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in the north and one in the south of Viet Nam.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News More Avian Flu in Vietnamese Backyard Poultry
VIET NAM - There has been another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Ca Mau province of Viet Nam.
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Two More Bird Flu Outbreaks in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There have been two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in northern Viet Nam.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Another Avian Flu Outbreak Reported in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There has been another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam.
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Friday, October 02, 2015
Viet Nam - Bird Flu News Another Avian Flu Outbreak Found in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - There has been another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam.
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Avian Influenza

(aka bird flu, avian flu) is caused by a type of influenza virus that is hosted by birds, but may infect several species of mammals. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. A strain of the H5N1-type of avian influenza virus that emerged in 1997 has been identified as the most likely source of a future influenza pandemic.Strains of avian influenza virus may infect various types of animals, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales and humans. However, wild fowl act as natural asymptomatic carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks.

Diagnosis
How to Recognise Avian Influenza
What to look for
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Depression and droopiness
  • Sudden drop in egg production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cyanosis (purplish-blue coloring) of wattles and comb
  • Edema and swelling of head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks
  • Green diarrhoea
  • Blood-tinged discharge from nostrils
  • Incoordination, including loss of ability to walk and stand
  • Pin-point hemorrhages (most easily seen on the feet and shanks)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased death losses in a flock
  • Sudden death
  • Nasal discharges
For more detail in avian influenza in poultry click here
Poultry Vaccination

Poultry Vaccination as a strategy for controlling AI in commercial birds

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the poultry industry cause devastating economic losses and is generally controlled through extensive culling of infected birds. Alternative strategies also use vaccination as a supplementary control measure during avian influenza outbreaks.

.Advantages of Vaccination
  • Vaccination reduces susceptibility to infection.
  • A higher dose of virus is necessary to infect the vaccinated birds.
  • Vaccinated birds shed less virus.
    - Decreased contamination of the environment.
    - Decreased risk of human infection
  • Used strategically vaccination compliments a stamping out strategy by slowing/stopping the spread of the virus
For more information on poultry vaccination see:
Biosecurity

Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague) is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.

Avian Influenza is caused by an orthomyxovirus, or influenza virus and can survive for considerable lengths of time outside of the host and birds are infected through contact with other birds, mechanical vectors such as vehicles and equipment and personnel travelling between farms, markets and abattoirs.

Precautionary requirements include cleaning and disinfection of premises and the establishment of a Biosecurity barrier to help prevent spread of disease is essential.

For more information on biosecurity see the links below

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