The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has carried out drastic measures to deal with bird flu outbreaks and prevent the virus from spreading, after two people in the southern provinces of Binh Phuoc and Dong Thap died from H5N1 in January.

The provincial animal health sector is destroying poultry immediately after an outbreak of avian influenza is detected, spraying disinfectants and implementing sanitary measures at the scene.

Households have been asked to inform local veterinarian if strange symptoms appear in their poultry.

The transportation of fowls has been also controlled more strictly.

Can Tho is home to 2 million domestic fowls. So far this year, the city has discovered three avian flu cases and destroyed nearly 2,000 chickens.

In the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, three outbreaks have also been detected since the beginning of 2014. The province had to kill 7,331 ill chickens and ducks.-VNA