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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vietnam : First bird flu outbreak contained in Hau Giang

Via Vietnam Net :

" The southern province of Hau Giang recently detected the first outbreak of bird flu in a household raising 450 chickens in Long My district.

When ten out of their chickens died, the household informed local veterinarians to help prevent a new outbreak spreading. The provincial department of animal health has culled the dead chickens and disinfected the affected area.

Truong Ngoc Trung, head of the Provincial Department of Animal Health, said that after receiving the samples that tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the department culled all the infected chickens and quarantined the infected areas."

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