Presence of Avian influenza A (H5N6) virus, Vietnam

VIETNAM : Quang Ngai has detected the presence of Avian influenza A (H5N6) virus in Tinh Dong commune, Son Tinh district.​

As reported, 1,000 ducks of Mrs.Van’s family in Tinh Dong commune were detected H5N6 and destroyed on August 29.

As such, Quang Ngai is the 4th province detected H5N6 after 3 provinces of Lang Son, Ha Tinh and Quang Tri.

Currently, Son Tinh district has around 475,000 poultry, including 10,000 chickens and ducks in Tinh Dong commune.

In recent days, the Veterinary Authority 4, in Da Nang in collaboration with Quang Ngai provincial Veterinary Department has paid an actual test and directed Tinh Dong commune authority to control disease spread by any means.

Mr. Le Thanh Quang, Vice Director of the Animal Health Department 4 suggested the provincial Animal Health Department and local authorities to closely monitor outbreaks; to focus on implementing the vaccination of poultry to prevent the influenza A, including H5N6.

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