Vietnam fears stronger virus strains amid bird flu resurgence

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The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu announced bird flu outbreak on a herd of more than 1,500 ducks Wednesday, fueling fears that new strains of the flu virus detected in China could hit Vietnam.

Tests on several samples of the dead ducks were positive for H5N1 virus.

Health authorities have been warning of bird flu pandemics ahead of the country’s biggest holiday Tet, when demand for fowl increases and fuels the smuggling of birds from rural areas to cities.

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

Sounds like South Africa…there’s a ban on moving animals?  Simple – do it by night, and by back roads!

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