Vietnam warns of possible new bird flu outbreaks

The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned of a high risk of the return of avian influenza in Vietnam after the epidemic was put under control for a long period of time.

The department said one hotbed of A/H5N6 bird flu virus had been reported recently in Dai Ban commune, An Duong district, northern Hai Phong city, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.