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The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has activated its surveillance system for early detection of all potentially suspected infections of Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 (A/H5N1).

Doctors warn bird flu cases rising abnormally this summer

Hospitals in Hanoi have reported an increasing number of people infected with influenza A since early this month, even though the flu is usually more prevalent during the transitions between winter and spring.

CGC A/H5N8 virus strain detected for first time

Facing the risk of avian influenza and other dangerous diseases entering Vietnam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development wants to urgently stop illegally imported poultry so that Vietnam’s 500 million poultry flock can be protected.

A/H5N8 bird flu outbreak hits Vietnam for first time

An outbreak of the A/H5N8 bird flu has been detected in Quang Ninh province, marking the first time that the virus has appeared in the nation, according to Quang Ninh province’s Sub-Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary.

New bird flu virus type confirmed on German turkey farm

 A bird flu outbreak in north Germany this week was of a new subtype called H5N5, the first time the strain has been confirmed on a German farm, the country's national animal disease center said on Tuesday.

France finds bird flu in new part of country

 Local authorities in France confirmed on Monday an outbreak of severe bird flu in the Deux-Sevres administrative department in the west of the country, an area previously unaffected by a recent spate of bird flu cases.

New bird flu outbreaks reported in Germany and Switzerland

 Germany and Switzerland reported new outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu on Saturday in the latest in a series of cases across Europe.

Austria finds corpses of wild ducks with bird flu

 Bird flu has been found in the corpses of wild ducks near Austria's border with Germany and Switzerland, Austrian authorities said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence the virus could be transmitted to humans.

Ministry urges precautionary measures to control bird flu

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has ordered local authorities nationwide to roll out precautionary measures against the spread of avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, to prevent any possible transmission to humans.

Social News 28/12

Minister urges localities to enhance drought prevention effort; Application for universities to be conducted online in HCMC; Outbreaks of bird flu reported in many locations; Vietnam steps up early ARV treatment for HIV patients

Ministry issues instructions to stop H5N8 reaching VN

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has instructed the public to follow precautionary measures to prevent the A/H5N8 bird flu strain from spreading to Viet Nam after several cases were reported in European and Asian countries.

Social News 22/9

Warhead explosion kills two men; Foreigner dies in City road accident; Japanese firm suffers severe damage in Binh Duong fire; HCM City looks for products contaminated with waste cooking oil

Social News 6/9

Bird flu spreads to new areas; Efforts to gradually ease traffic jam in HCMC; Mong Cai Checkpoint simplifies crossing procedures; Mooncakes fail to meet food safety regulations; Few workers have social insurance

Bird flu epidemic may return to Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Animal Health Agency has said that from the beginning of the year, bird flu has appeared in 90 communes and districts of 33 provinces and cities in Vietnam. Of over 200,000 infected poultry, half of them are dead.

Authorities declare country bird flu-free, warn of foot-and-mouth epidemic

 VietNamNet Bridge - The Animal Health Department has reported that Vietnam is free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks detected in the last two weeks. However, foot-and-mouth disease has appeared in some locations.

Social News Headlines 3/4

 US naval ships to visit Danang next week; Vietnamese woman found hanged in Moscow; Health Minister explains cause of sector’s deficiency; No new bird flu outbreaks detected; Hue reports first A-H1N1 case

Social News Headlines 21/3

 Ha Noi blogger to spend 15 months in jail for slander; 200kg of black coral seized in Quang Binh; Woman returns abducted baby; Northern mountainous region suffers water shortage; Police seize giant shells; Blaze guts market in Hung Yen Province

Social News Headlines 17/3

 Son My massacre commemorated in Quang Ngai; Ministry greenlights new bird flu plan; PTE Academic English test introduced in Vietnam; Traditional hospitals to be upgraded; Development partners commit to landmine clearance

New A/H5N1 strain subtype found in Can Tho

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho reported on March 13 that a new subtype of H5N1 avian influenza virus,, has been discovered in some outbreaks in the locality.

Social News Headlines 13/3

 Forest fire in Ca Mau at alarming level; Spread of bird flu brought under control; Hanoi hopes for Bangkok’s tourism support; Hanoi keeps human diseases under control; Prime Minister instructs no heavy interest rate to fishermen