The People’s Committee of central Thanh Hoa province has requested drastic measures to contain the A/H5N6 bird flu virus in Hai Linh commune, Tinh Gia district.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 190 ducks and 103 chickens have tested positive for the virus since the end of 2014.

Long-lasting humid weather condition is to blame for the wide spread of the virus.

The People’s Committee asked officials in charge to promptly remove infected birds and sterilise poultry farms containing the virus.

Vaccinations are also needed for poultry flocks to contain the outbreak.

The virus is a highly pathogenic strain but there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission yet, according to the World Health Organisation.-VNA