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October 20, 2005

Vietnam: New avian flu outbreak

This is my long teaching day, and I've had fun with my two classes. But it's now turning into a grim blogging night: Thanh Nien News reports a new avian flu outbreak in Vietnam.

All told, 400 ducks have perished in Vietnam's southern Bac Lieu province, stricken with bird flu, a local official said Tuesday.

"According to tests by the Regional Animal Health Center in Can Tho city, the fowl were infected with a type A bird flu virus strain," said Nguyen Phuc Tai, director of the provincial Animal Health Department.

Some 400 out of over 500 ducks raised by a local farmer in Hong Dan district died by Monday, he said, adding that the whole flock, which had yet to be vaccinated against bird flu, was culled Tuesday morning.

Posted by dymaxion at October 20, 2005 09:49 AM

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