Bad weather heightens bird flu risk in Vietnam: Expert

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Pham Van Dong, director of the animal health department, told Viet Nam News that the current unfavorable weather conditions put Vietnam at high risk of spreading of the bird flu virus, VietNamNet Bridge reported.

Mr. Dong said outbreaks of the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus are occurring close to the border.

Meanwhile, the country recorded the second bird flu death from the H5N1 strain this year, VietNamNet Bridge reported.

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