Click on RSOE Alert map to enlarge, red squares indicate humans infected or dead
birds since last month in an effort to contain the virus.
Quang Ngai detected another bird flu outbreak, on Tuesday, forcing them to cull
over 4,000 infected chickens.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural
Development of Duc Pho District (Quang Ngai) said the deadly virus was
discovered at the poultry farm of one Tran Anh Duong in Chau Me Hamlet, Pho
After a slow die-off began to take hold of
his flock, on March 2, Duong contacted the authorities, according to Thanh Nien
Provincial-level veterinary health
officials collected samples at the farm; the results confirmed the appearance
of the H5N6 virus.
This is the third bird flu outbreak in Duc
Pho District and the seventh outbreak detected in Quang Ngai Province since
February 7, which forced the local authorities to cull over 23,000 birds.
Provincial authorities have authorized
livestock and veterinary health officials to use 8,400 liters of iodine to
sanitize and sterilize poultry breeding areas.
Vietnam has recorded a total of 15 bird flu
outbreaks scattered among 11 communes in seven provinces.
The country has been racing around the
clock to snuff out various strains of the H5N1 virus as they rage through farms
in neighboring China and Cambodia.
Last month, health and agriculture
ministries issued warnings regarding the H7N9 virus, a rare strain first
detected in China in March 2013.