H5N1 Bird Flu Reported in Vietnamese Villages

VIET NAM - The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported another two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, serotype H5N1, in villages located in Ha Giang and Quang Nam.
calendar icon 12 March 2014
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According to follow-up report no. 13 sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Tuesday, 11 March, a total of 4170 birds were found susceptible, out of which 2970 cases were detected. 2000 deaths were reported, and the remaining 2056 birds were destroyed.

Stamping out, movement control inside the country, vaccination in response to the outbreaks and disinfection of infected premises and establishments are some of the control measures that have been applied to control the situation.

No treatment has been administered on the affected birds.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

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