Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Incident: Avian flu outbreaks, Vietnam

New outbreaks of H5N1 Avian flu have been reported in Vietnam in two Mekong Delta provinces. At this point the outbreak has been confined to fowl. What is significant, is this is the first significant incident causing deaths (in this case ducks and chickens) since November 2005. Update 12/22/06 - CNN reports the outbreak continues to spread to other provinces.



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