An outbreak of avian influenza A/H5N1 in O Mon district, the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho , has been put under control by the district’s Preventive Medicine Centre.

According to the centre, a chicken farm in Truong Lac ward, O Mon district on April 22 reported that many of their chicken had died unusually.

The chicken tested positive to virus H5N1. The agency then culled all the poultry at the farm and decontaminated the area.

The preventive medicine centre is monitoring the health conditions of the farm owner and all family members.

With the outbreak, Can Tho became the third locality in the Mekong Delta reporting the recurrence of the flu on poultry, after Kien Giang and Hau Giang provinces.-VNA