High risk of Bird Flu spreading from Tien Giang Province

Bird flu has once again reoccurred in Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta, killing 100 poultry and 3,800 quails, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Bird flu occurs in quails in Tien Giang Province in Mekong delta (Photo: Chinhphu.vn)

Since July 2, the disease has spread across Phu Kiet and Hoa Tinh Communes in Cho Gao District, My Luong Commune in Cai Be District, and Phuoc Thanh and Nhi My Communes in Cai Lay District, infecting 330 poultry and 47,000 quails.

The disease has spread like wild fire and the local Department of Animal Health have destroyed all infected poultry and quails.

There is high risk of the virus spreading from Tien Giang Province to other provinces in the region, especially in view of the slackening pace of vaccination of water fowl.

The local administrations have thus stepped up measures to tackle the situation by taking regular samples for testing in order to detect the H5N1 and H7N9 virus in poultry in time, especially chicken with unclear origin.

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By Thanh Tung - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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