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August, 26 2014 08:05:00

Bird flu virus detected in northern province

Local authorities in Lao Cai have taken measures to prevent bird flu from spreading, including strict quarantine regulations and inspections of poultry transport and trading.— Photo dantri

LAO CAI (VNS) — The bird flu virus A/H5N6 had been detected in a flock of pheasants in the northern province of Lao Cai's Bao Thang District, according to the Animal Health Department under the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry.

Local authorities in Lao Cai have taken measures to prevent bird flu from spreading, including strict quarantine regulations and inspections of poultry transport and trading.

The deadly A/H5N6 strain was detected for the first time in Viet Nam in mid-August in chickens in the northern province of Lang Son on the border with China, and a flock of ducks in the central province of Ha Tinh which borders Laos.

According to the World Health Organisation, A/H5N6 is a highly pathogenic strain but there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission, despite occasional instances of apparent infection between family members. — VNS

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