H5N1 outbreak reported in Cao Bằng


Update: April, 26/2017 – 18:10

Veterinary staff spray chemicals to prevent the spread of bird flu in Cao Bằng Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm
Viet Nam News HÀ TĨNH — An outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has been recorded in the northern Cao Bằng Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Veterinary Department announced.

The department said that around 700 ducks and chickens in two farming households in Cao Bằng City’s Ngọc Xuân Ward were infected and died.

The local veterinary agency and local authorities have culled around 2,000 infected poultry and implemented measures to disinfect the area where the outbreak has been reported, to prevent it from spreading further.

So far, the country has recorded six H5N1 and two H5N6 outbreaks, in Cần Thơ City, Cao Bằng, Vĩnh Long, Đắk Lắk, Quảng Ninh and Thừa Thiên Huế provinces, the department said, warning that the risk of bird flu outbreaks is very high in the near future.

Việt Nam has not recorded other strains of bird flu virus such as A/H7N9, A/H5N2 and A/H5N8, but the department is concerned that these viruses may enter the country through livestock being brought in illegally, especially from the northern border provinces.

All regions should implement preventive measures to prevent and contain bird flu, it said, urging locals to help by preventing the illegal poultry imports.

Though the foot-and-mouth disease and swine flu in pigs have been controlled, the department recommends that local authorities keep an eye out, especially in areas that have already seen outbreaks. — 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 dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). 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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