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March 13, 2007

Bird flu spreads in Vietnam

This is a bad-news morning. Via Thanh Nien Daily: Bird flu erupts in Vietnam south; total 5 provinces infected.

The local animal health department in southern Vietnam’s Can Tho City Thursday reported 100 ducks from a flock of 500 died of bird flu’s H5N1 strain.

The flock in Co Do district has been culled and the site disinfected.

The same day, Hanoi authorities suspended Hoang Gia Tuc from his post as head of the animal department in Dong Anh district after the disease broke out there.

Currently, the disease has touched five localities: Vinh Long province, Can Tho City in the south and Hai Duong, Ha Tay provinces, and Hanoi in the north.

Posted by dymaxion at March 13, 2007 10:05 PM

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