Northern Bac Kan Province's Department of Animal Health said on Friday
the H5N1 bird flu epidemic had broken out in 11 hamlets in Cho Don
District, with about 380 birds infected and 2,370 birds having to be
destroyed, while more than 280 pigs were reported dead in the province's
Cho Moi District and Bac Kan Town.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has supplied 25,000
litres of antiseptic chemicals from national reserves to support the
provinces of Ha Tinh and Ninh Binh to prevent the spread of bird flu.
Ha Tinh Province's Preventive Medicine Department said H5N1 bird flu
had broken out in four districts and Ha Tinh City while in northern Ninh
Binh Province bird flu had spread to seven districts and towns with
32,000 birds having to be destroyed.