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Avian flu strikes in 22 provinces

Update: March, 05/2014 - 09:14
So far, more than 80,000 chickens have been culled. The Steering Committee said the flu mainly affected single households and had been mostly brought under control.— Photo laodong

HA NOI (VNS)— Poultry infected with the A/H5N1 virus have been reported in 22 provinces this month, according to the National Steering Committee on Avian Flu Control.

This was announced at a meeting yesterday, in which relevant agencies discussed measures to control the spread of the disease.

So far, more than 80,000 chickens have been culled. The Steering Committee said the flu mainly affected single households and had been mostly brought under control.

However, epidemics were reported in central Khanh Hoa and southern Tra Vinh Provinces.

The Animal Health Department is now completing procedures to import 60 million doses of H5N1 vaccine. —VNS

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