Via Shanghai Daily, a Xinhua report: Bird flu confirmed to have spread to 11 provinces in Vietnam. Excerpt:
Bird flu has been confirmed to have spread to 11 provinces in Vietnam with 24 outbreaks, said the website of the Department of Animal Health under Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on Tuesday.
The eleven provinces include five southern provinces of Long An, Ca Mau, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria- Vung Tau, four central provinces of Dak Lak, Kon Tum, Tay Ninh, Phu Yen, and two northern provinces of Nam Dinh, Lao Cai, said the website.
Up to now, Vietnam's total sick poultry was 23,819 and the national total of culled poultry was 30,777.
In addition to bird flu outbreaks in eleven above-mentioned provinces, several small epidemics occurred in some localities but were discovered and promptly processed without spreading.
About 15 working groups of MARD's department of animal health have been established to examine and direct the work of bird flu prevention and control in localities.
Late Monday, Le Muon, deputy director of the department of agriculture and rural areas of central Quang Nam province, which is hit hardest by bird flu, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) online newspaper that up to date, the situation of bird flu in the province is stabilized.