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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vietnam : Bird flu hits central province of Vietnam

Via Xinhua :

" Bird flu is occurring in the central province Quang Tri of Vietnam, raising the total number of affected provinces in the country to four, said a report of the Department of Animal Health under the Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday.

The bird flu struck a local farm of Quang Tri province, causing 250 ducks out of 1,500 die, said the department.

The local animal health bureau and authorities have been taking measures to prevent the spread of the H5N1 virus to nearby areas. These measures include slaughtering infected animals and sterilizing the affected areas and their neighborhood.

Currently, Vietnam reports four provinces nationwide hit by avian flu including two northern provinces namely Bac Kan and Quang Ninh, and two central provinces of Quang Ngai and newly- reported Quang Tri, said the department."

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