Viet Nam Reports Another HPAI Outbreak in Poultry

by 5m Editor
6 November 2009, at 9:56am

VIET NAM - The veterinary authorities have sent a report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in village poultry.

The Vietnamese veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No. 33 dated 5 November to OIE.

The report describes the latest outbreak in a village flock of around 2,300 birds in Noong Luong in Lai Chau province in the north of the country, near the border with Lao PR. Around 450 of the birds were affected, and 327 died; the rest of the flock was destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

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