Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N6 bird flu virus

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A healthcare worker sprays disinfectant in the area they found birds infected with the pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus in Thanh Hoa Province. Photo: Le Hoang A healthcare worker sprays disinfectant in the area they found birds infected with the pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus in Thanh Hoa Province. Photo: Le Hoang

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Vietnam reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus in a village in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.
Over 350 birds were found infected by the virus in a village in Tinh Gia district last week, the Vietnamese agriculture ministry said in a report posted on the OIE website. This lead to the culling of a total of 670 birds, it said.
The outbreak follows a series of cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 virus found in birds in the southern part of the country earlier this year.

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