Vietnam reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in northern village

Vietnam reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in northern village

Vietnam bird flu
File photo of a chicken vendor along a road on the outskirts of Hanoi on Feb 16, 2009. (AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam)

PARIS: Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in a village in the northern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday (Feb 4), citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry.

The virus was detected in a flock of 3,000 birds in the village of Duc Yen and directly killed 2,200 birds, the report said.

Source: Reuters/de

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