Bird flu found in poultry in northern Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) - Bird flu has resurfaced in poultry in northern Vietnam after many months without any cases, killing ducks and chickens at two farms, a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday.

Animal health officials confirmed on Saturday the H5N1 virus had killed several birds among a flock of more than 100 ducks in Thai Nguyen city, 80 km (50 miles) north of Hanoi, the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth league-run Tuoi Tre newspaper said.

Officials had also detected the virus in dead chickens at a farm in the same city and nearly 4,200 chickens had been slaughtered to prevent the virus from spreading, the report said without giving a timeframe.

Deputy Health Minister Trinh Quan Huan said this week that there was a very high risk of bird flu returning during the winter and spring in northern Vietnam. The H5N1 strain seems to thrive best in low temperature.

Five Vietnamese have died of bird flu so far this year out of six reported H5N1 infections and all were found in northern Vietnam during the first quarter of the year.

The H5N1 strain has killed 247 people globally among the 391 confirmed cases of infection since 2003, according to the World Health Organization.

Vietnam has 106 infections, the second highest number of cases among 15 countries with known human cases after Indonesia.

(Reporting by Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

Source

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Related Posts:


By Nguyen Nhat Lam HANOI (Reuters) - The sister of Vietnam’s first confirmed bird flu patient of the year died with similar symptoms last week and the director of the hospital where she was treated said she probably also had avian flu. “We suspect that it was bird flu that caused her death,” said Truong Thi Mau,

Full Post: Vietnam bird flu patient’s sister had same symptoms
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - Indian authorities will slaughter 200,000 chickens in the northeast state of Assam in the next two days in a culling operation to tackle the threat of bird flu, officials said. Health workers and bird flu experts were monitoring about 100 people who had shown signs of the virus. The patients in

Full Post: Indian state to kill 200,000 fowl in bird flu cull
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Health and veterinary workers culled poultry in a densely populated eastern Indian state on Saturday after a fresh outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, officials said. The latest outbreak of the virus in poultry is the fourth in the state of West Bengal since 2007. Bird flu first broke out in India in 2006.

Full Post: India’s West Bengal reports fresh bird flu outbreak
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India is sending bird flu experts to the northeastern state of Assam and setting up isolation units to treat up to 90 people showing signs of the virus, health authorities said on Friday. Health workers have yet to confirm any human cases of H5N1, but they said some patients were

Full Post: Fears of human bird flu cases rise in India’s Assam
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GENEVA (Reuters) - Indonesia has confirmed two new cases of human bird flu, the first officially reported since September in the country which remains the hardest-hit by the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A nine-year-old girl in Riau province developed symptoms on November 7 after poultry apparently died at her home, the

Full Post: Indonesia confirms two human bird flu cases: WHO

Site Navigation

Most Read

Search

Most Read

Contact

  • kinwrite.com@gmail.com