|A large number of poultry birds were found infected with A/H5N1 avian flu in Nghệ An Province last week. — VNA/VNS Illustrative Photo Thanh Tân |Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — Diễn Châu District in central Nghệ An Province has stepped up preventive measures against A/H5N1 avian flu after hundreds of ducks were found infected with the disease last week.
On Friday, 60 ducks were found dead due to illness and 40 others were infected with disease at a farm belonging to Đặng Văn Suất in Diễn Thắng Commune.
A flock of nearly 450 ducks being raised by Suất were culled.
Other 500 flu-infected ducks belonging to Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng in Diễn Lộc Commune were also culled last Tuesday.
Local authorities have isolated the two pestholes to prevent the outbreak from spreading to nearby areas.
The provincial Department of Animal Health has provided 60 litres of sprayed chemicals and 20,000 vaccine doses for poultry bird injections in Diễn Lộc Commune. — VNS