One More H5N1 Outbreak Reported in Viet Nam

by 5m Editor
29 December 2009, at 6:44am

VIET NAM - A new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in the north of the country.

The Vietnamese veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No. 36 dated 27 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes a new outbreak of HPAI in a village poultry flock of 53 birds in Binh Lang in Cao Bang province in the far north of the country, near the border with China. The disease broke out on 12 December. Around half of the birds died, and the rest were destroyed.

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

Further Reading

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