Bird flu breaks out in Ha Giang

(VOV) - The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on March 10 confirmed the first outbreak of the avian influenza A/H5N1.

The disease was detected on a flock of waterfowl owned by Tran Minh Tri, a resident living in Lang Moi village, Vi Xuyen District.  

Poultry samples tested positive for the deadly virulent strain A/H5N1.

Relevant agencies of Ha Giang province and Vi Xuyen District culled all the poultry, and disinfected Tri’s farm and neighbouring areas.

Quarantine checkpoints were established in the district to keep a tight grip on the transportation and slaughtering of poultry.