Huế reports its first avian flu outbreak

Viet Nam News

Update: April, 11/2017 – 15:16

Infected ducks are taken to a landfill site. — Photo

THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Authorities in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province discovered the first cases of H5N6 avian flu outbreak at two family-run farms in Phú Lộc District.

According to a report by the province’s Department of Husbandry and Veterinary, 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.

The ducklings were raised at farms run by the families of Trương Thanh Trường in the district’s Lộc An Commune and Đặng Hương in Lộc Hòa Commune. The ducks were 20 days old.

Trường and Hương found the dead ducks on Sunday. There were some 1,000 dead ducks at each farm.

The farm owners said they bought the ducklings from Hà Nội and suspected that the animals were infected with the virus before their arrival at their farms.

Nguyễn Việt Hưng, the department’s director, said all the ducklings were buried in at a designated landfill site and his staff had conducted fumigation spraying at the farms and surrounding areas to prevent the flu from spreading.

Hưng also warned the farm owners to conduct a stricter vaccination regime for their poultry and husbandry to avoid loss. In the current cases, Trường and Hương incurred estimated losses of some VNĐ200 million (US$8,800) each from the buried ducks. — VNS

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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