Bird Flu Strikes Vietnamese Capital

by 5m Editor
7 March 2008, at 10:50am

HANOI, VIETNAM - Bird flu has recently stricken poultry in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, raising the total number of affected localities nationwide to nine, local newspaper People reported Friday.

According to the Chinese news agency Xinhuanet, the daily quoted the Vietnamese Department of Animal Health as saying that the disease outbreak started on March. 3 in the rural district of Soc Son, killing nearly 2,100 chickens and ducks raised by a household. The whole flock of poultry has been culled to prevent further spread.

Vietnam currently has nine localities having poultry being hit by bird flu: Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Nam Dinh, Tuyen Quang, Ninh Binh, Phu Tho, Ha Nam and Hanoi in the northern region, and southern Vinh Long province.

Bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam, starting in December 2003, have killed and led to the forced culling of dozens of millions of fowls in the country.

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