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Further Avian Flu Outbreaks in Viet Nam

27 July 2015

VIET NAM - There have been further outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Viet Nam.

There were 256 deaths from the H5N6 version of the disease in a population of 605 backyard birds in Nghe An. The other 349 birds were destroyed.

Location of the H5N6 outbreak

There were 300 cases of the H5N1 subtype out of 300 backyard birds in Vinh Long. 117 animals died and the remaining 183 were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.

Stamping out, disinfection and surveillance measures are in operation to contain both outbreaks.

Location of the H5N1 outbreak

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