February 4, 2020 / 4:14 PM / 2 months ago

Vietnam reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in northern village: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in a village in the northern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry.

The virus was detected in a flock of 3,000 birds in the village of Duc Yen and directly killed 2,200 birds, the report said.

Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide, editing by Forrest Crellin

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