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Bird flu recurs in Vietnam

Bird flu has recurred in Nam Dinh and Soc Trang provinces in Vietnam with 2 flocks of ducks testing positive for the H5N1 virus, a local newspaper reports.

The avian influenza 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 remaining ducklings in the flock were reportedly killed. 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 7-month-old flock. Provincial animal heath officials killed all 270 ducks in an effort to contain the disease.

Source: Thanh Nien

Natalie Berkhout

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