Bird flu has recurred in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, resulting in more than 6,500 culled chicken and ducks.
The virus was detected among flocks in the two communes of Vien Binh and Tai Van in My Xuyen district on February 16.
Samples taken from sick ducks at Ly Sa Rinh’ breeding farm in Vien Binh tested positive for the H5N1 virus. The virus was also found among a household of more than 760 poultry in Tai Van commune.
It’s worth noting that these two communes have a large number of free-range ducks. Hence, it is difficult for the local veterinary agencies to keep the virus under control there.
The local authorities, along with the relevant agencies, are intensifying urgent measures to boost the dissemination of information among the public and help local farmers to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. They are closely monitoring the culling of sick poultry and trying to detect outbreaks of bird flu as early as possible.