베트남 남부 메콩강 삼각주의 가금 사육 농가에서 이달 들어 두 번째로 조류독감 바이러스 감염이 발견됐습니다.
베트남 동물방역당국은 26일, 메콩강 삼각주 벤 트레 성에서 적어도 한 마리의 오리가 조류독감 H5N1 바이러스에 감염된 것으로 확인됐다고 말했습니다.
벤 트레 성에서는 이달 초에 오리와 거위들이 같은 조류독감 바이러스에 감염된 것으로 확인됐습니다.
Vietnam says the bird flu virus has been found in poultry in the southern Mekong Delta for the second time this month.
The Department of Animal Health said today (Saturday) the H5N1 virus was detected in at least one duck in Ben Tre province.
Earlier this month, the bird flu virus was detected in ducks and geese in the same province.
Forty-two people have died of bird flu in Vietnam, which has the second highest number of human fatalities from the H5N1 strain of the virus after Indonesia.
However, Vietnam has not reported any cases of bird flu in humans this year, and health authorities have praised the country for its efforts to combat the virus since it surfaced there in 2003.
Medical experts are concerned the virus may change into a form that is easily spread from human to human.