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Three More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in VN

by 5m Editor
30 April 2010, at 6:45am

VIET NAM - The authorities have reported three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No. 43 dated 29 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes three new outbreaks of HPAI, starting between 13 and 24 April on farms in the eastern coastal provinces of Quang Ninh, Quang Tri and Quang Ngai. In total, 1,350 birds out of a toal of 6,070 were affected, with 850 deaths. The remaining 5,220 birds were destroyed.

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

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.