Vietnam: Bird flu hits another province

18-05-2009 | |

Vietnam’s south-western province of Dong Thap has been hit by the bird flu virus, said Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

According to a report, the avian influenza virus broke out in a local farm on 10 May, killing 49 out of a flock of 142 ducks.

Local animal health authorities had been implementing measures to curb the spread of the bird flu virus to nearby areas.

Currently, Vietnam reports 3 provinces hit by avian flu including two central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Quang Ngai and a newly-confirmed Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

Vietnam has reported five human cases of bird flu so far this year, four of them died.

Source: China View

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist