LAO CAI (VNS)— The mountainous northern border province of Lao Cai declared an outbreak of A/H5N1 avian influenza in its Bao Thang District last Saturday.
The disease was spotted at a farming house in Phu Tinh Village.
Bao Yen, Bac Ha, Bat Xat, Van Ban, Sa Pa and Muong Khuong districts and Lao Cai City were placed on alert. An urgent request was promptly issued asking other localities to intensify inspections at areas prone to the disease. — VNS