Animal infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus
From 15 to 28 August 2014, two poultry outbreaks of HPAI H5N6 were reported in Quang Tri and Quang Ngai Provinces in Viet Nam.
The Quang Tri outbreak started on 15 August 2014 among ducks in 2 households in Xuan My Village, Trung Hai Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province. A total of 350 out of 1,550 died and the remaining were destroyed; 15,700 birds have been vaccinated using H5N1 vaccine in Gio Mai, Gio Thanh, Gio Quang, Trung Hai Villages and Gio Linh Town, Gio Linh District;
The Quang Ngai outbreak was detected on 28 August 2014 in a duck farm in Dong Nhon Nam Village, Tinh Dong Commune, Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province. A total of 200 out of 1100 ducks died and the remaining were destroyed. According to the owner, his family bought 1000 ducklings from a hatchery in Dai Xuyen District, Hanoi and a month later (23 August 2014), many ducks were started dying.
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