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  • Vietnam: H5N6 outbreak in poultry in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province


    10,500 chicken killed in southern Vietnam after bird flu outbreak
    By Nguyen Khoa August 6, 2019 | 06:41 pm GMT+7

    Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has culled 10,500 chicken infected with the H5N6 virus to try and prevent further outbreaks.

    Nguyen Luong Trai, head of the southern province?s Animal Health Department, said Tuesday that infected chicken were incinerated and buried.

    Veterinary staff have also sprayed disinfectant and lime powder on affected livestock farms to contain the spread of the deadly virus strain, he said.

    The H5N6 strain, which has been spreading in neighboring China, was detected at a farm owned by Dao Thi Khanh in Xuyen Moc District last week after a flock of 9,000 chicken raised for around four months died suddenly. Later, around 1,500 other chicken in a poultry farm in the same locality tested positive for the H5N6 virus.

    It could be that the infected birds had not been fully vaccinated, the official said.

    Before the outbreak was detected, Khanh?s family had sold a few thousand chicken for meat; however, there have been no human infections reported in epidemic areas so far, Trai said...

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Information received on 08/08/2019 from Dr Dong Pham Van, Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoď, Vietnam
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 23/06/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 25/06/2019
    Report date 08/08/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 08/08/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 11/03/2019
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N6
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (03/07/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (08/08/2019)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Ho Tram, Phuoc Thuan, Xuyen Moc, Ba Ria - Vung Tau
    Date of start of the outbreak 05/08/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 4700 4700 4700 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 4700 4700 4700 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% ** ** **
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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