The H5N6 avian flu virus has spread to five districts of Thanh Hoá Province, requiring the culling of 43,600 birds.
The Department of Animal Health and Husbandry in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highland) province of Đắk Lắk on Wednesday (Oct 17) culled 2,500 ducks infected with the A/H5N6 bird flu virus.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a National Monitoring Programme for Avian Flu to prevent the spread of the virus. Two cases were recently discovered in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
A total of 5,500 ducklings tested positive for the H5N6 avian infection and other 1,000 dead ducklings were buried at the landfill site on Monday.