Bird flu in Mekong delta remains complicated

The bird-flu situation in the Mekong Delta remains complex.

Poultry in the region was recently found infected with H5N1 virus. Farmer Tran Thi Kim Tuyen of Cu Lao Dung District, Soc Trang Province lost 185 chickens. Farmer Hua Van Truong in Nga Nam District also lost 500 chickens.

All poultry found infected were disposed of by veterinarians.

Van Hai Duong, 33, in Tho Hoa Dong Village lost 100 chickens to unknown causes.

Authorities in Can Tho City announced that the outbreak originated from Long Hoa Ward, Binh Thuy District and Truong Lac Ward, O Mon District.

The People’s Committee asked concerned agencies to create additional regulations to curb spread of disease in accordance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s guidelines.

By Tuan Thanh, Binh Dai - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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