Via Xinhua: Two H5N1 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam. Excerpt:
Central Vietnam's province of Thanh Hoa and central highlands province of Kon Tum have reported bird flu outbreaks in poultry, local media reported Tuesday.
Vietnam's state-run radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) said on Tuesday that 186 chickens died on Feb. 8 with positive test results of H5N1 bird flu from samples collected in a farm in Tinh Gia district, Vietnam's central Thanh Hoa province.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa province have asked the district to cull and safely dispose of all chickens in the infected farm and neighboring families to prevent the disease from spreading.
Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA reported Tuesday that another outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on chicken has been announced in the country's central highlands province of Kon Tum.
About 600 chickens in Kon Tum province showed symptoms of suspected avian flu and 470 died on Feb. 8.
Some 130 chickens left have been culled on Tuesday after the official conclusion was reached that they were positive with avian influenza or H5N1 virus.
According to VNA, a chief veterinary was reported to be hospitalized with symptoms of fever, fatigue and loss of appetite after contacting with the above-mentioned outbreak in Kon Tum province.
The patient was now quarantined for follow-up treatment with the suspected H5N1 bird flu on human, said VNA.