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Nghe An authorities rebut spread of A/H5N6 virus

Update: April, 06/2015 - 16:24


A medical worker sprays chemicals to disinfect in Nghe An Province. — VNA/VNS Photo

NGHE AN (VNS) — The central Nghe An Provinces Preventive Medicine Department has rejected all rumours of a local couple having contracted the A/H5N6 bird flu virus.

Phan Van Cong, the head of the department's Infection Control Faculty, said an outbreak of A/H5N6 had struck a flock of chickens owned by a couple in Quy Hop Districts Nghia Xuan Commune in the middle of March.

Cong added that on March 28, the husband had gotten high fever. Three days later, the wife was also down with high fever. The couple were taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases for examination and treatment. Tests had revealed that the couple just had normal flu.

Following the incident, the provincial Animal Health Department had destroyed the couples chickens and vaccinated about 8,700 poultry against the A/H5N6 bird flu virus in the commune. The departments staff had also sprayed chemicals to disinfect areas near the couples house. — VNS

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