The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on November 6 announced the presence of the H5N1 virus on poultry flocks in Tan Phu Dong district.

The provincial People’s Committee asked all relevant units to take all preventive measures to avoid virus spreading.

The moves came after duck flocks of four households in Tan Phu and Tan Thoi communes were found positive to virus H5N1 and 315 out of the 557 infected died. The remaining were also culled.

The province’s veterinary sector has to date conducted inoculation on more than 12,000 fowls of 54 households in the two communes and decontaminated the area.