he Animal Health Department of central Quang Binh Province announced yesterday that H5N1 flu or avian flu had broken out in the region.
QUANG BINH – T
The news was released after samples from dead ducks in the communes of Son Thuy, Loc Thuy and An Ninh were found to be positive for H5N1.
According to health department head Pham Hong Son, his department and the local Agriculture and Rural Development had sprayed the infected areas with disinfectants.
Son said blockades had been set up and poultry had been banned from moving in or out of the area.
In February, Viet Nam experienced large-scale outbreaks of bird flu. The disease killed 2,000 poultry in provinces across the country. Another 4,000 birds had to be destroyed.
Two people also died from the disease. – VNS