Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another Outbreak in Vietnam

More than 290 ducks were found dead at a small farm in the central province of Quang Tri, Vietnam that tested positive for H5N1. The dead ducks were part of a flock of 600 5-day-old ducklings that had not been vaccinated. The rest of the flock was culled to prevent further spread of the disease, the farm was disinfected, a ban has been placed on poultry transport from the farm, and poultry at neighboring farms have been vaccinated. Earlier in October there was an outbreak reported in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh which was the first in Vietnam in more than two months.

"Vietnam's aggressive poultry vaccination program has been seen as key to controlling the disease in birds and deny it opportunity to jump to humans.
So far this year, Vietnam has vaccinated 62.6 million birds, including 39.4 million ducks and 23.2 million ducks."

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