Vietnam culls 100,000 poultry as avian influenza outbreaks spread

Vietnam has culled more than 100,000 poultry in 2021 to contain the spread of bird flu.

8 February 2021, at 8:47am

Reuters reports that Vietnam has recorded outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 and H5N6 bird flu in 14 provinces.

A statement on a government website says, “the risk for the outbreaks to spread on a larger scale is very high.”

Vietnam has a poultry flock of around 460 million birds, and small-scale bird flu outbreaks have occurred sporadically in the country during the past few years.

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