Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vietnam: Quiet(er) on the Front

After a flurry of avian influenza activity in 2009, Vietnam is experiencing a moment of calm.

Three weeks without new bird cases have led to the removal of three provinces from the list of Vietnamese provinces with active H5N1 infection.

With a recent surge of H5N1 infections appearing in 8 provinces, this present lull is good news for the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Health officials plan to use this time to generate new strategies to control animal disease outbreaks. Five new working groups have been established just this week to specifically focus on containing H5N1 outbreaks and foot-and-mouth disease.

For more information, go to DNI Daily Digest.

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