Further H5N1 Outbreaks in Viet Nam

24 August 2012, at 12:53am

VIET NAM - Three further outbreaks of avian influenza virus H5N1 have been reported to the OIE.

The new outbreaks were reported to the OIE by Dr Nam Hoang Van, Director General, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Viet Nam.

The outbreaks occurred in the following regions:

  • Dong Vien, Cho Don, Bac Kan
  • Yen Thuong, Cho Don, Bac Kan
  • Bang Lung, Cho Don, Bac Kan

In total there were 366 cases, resulting in 1867 susceptible birds. All 1867 birds were destroyed as a result.

The cause of the outbreak remains unknown.

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