Thursday, April 8, 2010

H5N1 Avian Influenza Outbreak in Tien Phong commune, Yen Hung district, VIetnam

Quang Ninh province has officially confirmed a new outbreak of H5N1 in Tien Phong commune, Yen Hung district. Information released on April 7 by the Chairman of the Yen Hung district People’s Committee, called for urgent measures to prevent the spread of H5N1 Avian Influenza (AI).

On March 19, Quang Ninh province also declared bird flu recurrence in Dong Mai commune, Yen Hung district. Local farmers claimed that although their poultry had been vaccinated they were still infected by bird flu virus.

The provincial Veterinary Department has introduced urgent measures to quarantine infected areas and sterilize breeding farms. The Department has also banned the transport and trading of sick poultry.


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