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End of bird flu announced in Nam Dinh

Update: November, 09/2015 - 18:01
A duck farm in Hien Khanh Commune, Vu Ban District in the northern province of Nam Dinh. The bird flu has been declared to end in the commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Van Dat

NAM DINH (VNS) — Deputy Chairman of the Nam Dinh People's Committee Nguyen Viet Hung on Saturday signed a declaration that the A/H5N6 bird flu epidemic was over in two communes.

In the past 21 days, the two communes, Hien Khanh Commune in Vu Ban District and Truc Phu Commune in Truc Ninh District, have not seen any sick poultry or deaths attributed to bird flu.

To prevent the spread of the epidemic to other places, the provincial people's committee has asked districts to supervise the breeding situation in their areas.

It has also asked the animal health unit to give guidance to local residents about safe breeding.

Reports from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that from October 1 to 10, the A/H5N6 bird flu struck four households in the two communes. More than 2,600 poultry died or were culled. — VNS

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