Vietnam: Bird flu outbreak

04-11-2009 | |

Vietnam has announced the re-emergence of bird flu among its poultry after 6 months with no reported outbreaks of the H5N1 virus, the country’s animal health department said.

The infected poultry were reported in 9 farming households in the northern mountainous Dien Bien province on 21-23 October, reports state.

Animal health workers have slaughtered more than 2,200 poultry to contain the outbreak, it said.

Vietnam human bird flu death toll is 56, to date.

Source: AFP

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist