HANOI, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Bird flu has stricken fowl flocks in Vietnam's
southern Can Tho city over the past few days, raising the total number of
affected localities in the country to three, according to Vietnam's Department
of Animal Health on Thursday.
The bird flu outbreak killed 1,131 poultry, including 1,070 chickens raised
by a household in the city's Phong Dien rural district. Local veterinary forces
on Wednesday culled the remainders of 829 healthy fowls in the affected flocks
to prevent the disease's spread.
Vietnam currently has three localities having poultry being hit by bird
flu: northern Son La province, southern Vinh Long provinceand southern Can Tho
city, the department said.
Bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam, starting in December 2003, have killed and
led to the forced culling of dozens of millions of fowls in the