|Bird flu occurs in quails in Tien Giang Province in Mekong delta (Photo: Chinhphu.vn)|
Bird flu has reoccurred in poultry in quail breeding farms in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang since July 2 and more than 26,000 infected quails have been destroyed in the province in the past month, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Several quail farms in Tien Giang have been hit by the H5N1 virus, which is likely to spread to other domestic bred birds.
The Ministry has hence sent an urgent dispatch to related agencies in Tien Giang, asking them to check quail farms and try to curb further bird flu outbreaks.
Under current regulations, poultry found infected with the bird flu virus must be destroyed and all other domestic bred birds in the locality must be vaccinated.
The Department of Animal Health is under orders to test the vaccines for chickens and ducks on quails. After vets verify these vaccines, an intensive vaccination campaign will be conducted.