Bird flu recurs in northern, southern Vietnam

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Bird flu has recurred in the provinces of Nam Dinh and Soc Trang with two flocks of ducks testing positive for the H5N1 virus, a local newspaper said Thursday.

The deadly virus was detected in a flock of 630 ducks belonging to a farmer in southern province of Soc Trang’s Thanh Thoi Thuan Commune after 500 of them died during  the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, the Nhan Dan (People) said, citing the Animal Health Department.

The remaining ducklings in the flock were killed, the newspaper said.

None of the 45-day-old ducks had been vaccinated.

In the northern province of Nam Dinh’s Nghi An Commune, bird flu hit a seven-month-old flock that belonged to Mai Dang Viet’s family.

Provincial animal heath officials killed all 270 ducks in the flock in a bid contain the disease.

Source: Thanh Nien

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