Xinhua and several other news sources have reported the death of a 73-year-old Hanoi man from avian flu.
Xinhua also says:
To prevent potential outbreaks, Vietnam's Veterinary Department will focus on 3 measures, namely banning poultry raising in inner areas of cities and towns, building concentrated fowl slaughterhouses and distribution networks and vaccinating poultry against bird flu viruses, the report quoted the departmenthead Bui Quang Anh as saying.
This reminds me of living on the campus of a language school in the suburbs of Guangzhou in 1983. Many Chinese faculty lived in apartments near ours, and many families had their own little flocks of chickens. They'd wander around campus much of the day, and then go home for a proper meal (or to become one). If Chinese families are still raising chickens under these conditions, the potential for the spread of H5N1 is very great.