Birds culled to con­tain flu out­breaks

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

HANOI: Viet­nam has so far this year culled 137180 birds to con­tain the spread­ing of bird flu out­breaks, the gov­ern­ment said yes­ter­day.

The out­breaks, in­clud­ing 38 out­breaks of H5N6 and five out­breaks of H5N1, have been de­tected in 13 out of Viet­nam’s 63 prov­inces this year. All of the bird flu out­breaks hap­pened at farms where the birds have not been vac­ci­nated.

In sev­eral prov­inces, only 10%20% were vac­ci­nated.

Viet­nam has a poul­try flock of 460 mil­lion, and small-sized bird flu out­breaks have not been un­com­mon in the coun­try dur­ing the past five years.

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