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Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary to become an ecotourism area

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm




Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary to become an ecotourism area


QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary, which is home to rare flora and fauna, will become an eco-tourism area, according to a decision by the Bac Lieu Provincial People’s Committee.


A VND100 billion project has been initiated by an investor, the Rong Vietnam Investment and Tourism Joint Stock Company, to build the Bac Lieu Eco-tourism Area on an area of 130 hectares with 12 zones, including a national park and a nature reserve, with some of them expected to be completed before the coming Tet holiday.


All rare flora and fauna as well as landscapes will be preserved and protected while tourists visit the site.


The sanctuary with a rich and diversified biology has attracted 78 species of birds, with many listed in the Red Book of Vietnam, said Mr. Luong Ngoc Lan, Deputy-Director of the Province’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department


Source: Vnexpress


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Bird flu discovered in flood hit central provinces

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Bird flu H5N1 virus was discovered in northern provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh that were affected by floods this month, said health officials on Friday.

Poultries are breeded in Nam Dinh Province. (File photo)


In Nghe An Province, nearly 600 poultries infected H5N1 virus in Dien Chau District were burnt.


Province health officials sterilized breeding facilities and isolate epidemic areas.


In Ha Tinh Province, the bird flu outbreak has hit Cam Xuyen District.

currently, because of high demand for chicken farmers have expanded capacity of their farms. 


Cold whether and density of poultry farms have caused the disease be spread widely, said health officials.

Source: SGGP

Australian flyer Qantas hit by bird strike

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 3:00 am

Fresh bird flu outbreak hits Bac Kan

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

The Department of Health has confirmed two more cases of bird flu in patients from the northern province of Bac Kan’s Cho Moi District, a health official reported April 15.

People should not contact with ill poultry to prevent contract bird flu ( Photo: WHO)

The two people were taken to hospital in the province in serious condition, said Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga of the Preventive Health and Environment Department.


The patients are from the same village where several other cases of avian influenza were reported earlier, causing concern that the area has become a hotspot for the illness and that human-to-human transmission could potentially occur.


Meanwhile, Dr. Tran Nhu Duong, deputy director of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, said the institute recently appointed two groups to conduct an epidemiological investigation of the village.


The groups found that the two latest cases became infected after  coming into contact with infected poultry, adding there was no evidence to suggest the patients had contracted the flu from other infected individuals.


Bird flu has claimed two lives in Vietnam so far this year.


In related news, Dr. Nga said four provinces have recently reported cases of cholera. He expressed concern that a large outbreak of the disease could soon occur as the prolonged sweltering weather that Vietnam is experiencing is conducive to development of the cholera bacteria, which causes acute diarrhea and can be fatal if left untreated.


The hot weather has also reduced water levels in lakes and rivers in southern provinces, forcing people to resort to using dirty water sources where the Vibrio cholera bacterium thrives.


In addition, food is more prone to spoilage in hot weather, which can create favorable conditions for cholera to develop.


Health officials advise people to practice good personal hygiene and keep food preparation areas clean. Food should be cooked well and water should be boiled before drinking. People should also wash their hands after using the toilet and before eating or handling food.

Source: SGGP

Bird flu fully under control in Dien Bien

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm




Bird flu fully under control in Dien Bien


QĐND – Thursday, April 08, 2010, 21:21 (GMT+7)

The Dien Bien Provincial People’s Committee announced on April 8 that the three communes of Thanh Yen, Noong Luong and Thanh Hung are freed of bird flu infection.


As the province has relaxed its animal transport controls, healthy and approved animals are now on sale in the local markets.


The last bird flu outbreak was discovered in Thanh Yen and then the disease continued spreading to Noong Luong and Thanh Hung where nearly 8,000 birds and 7,500 eggs have been destroyed over the past 3 months.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

More bird flu cases arising in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

Another person suffering from a severe case of avian influenza is being treated at the National Tropical Diseases Hospital in Hanoi, the hospital announced on April 5.

Vets will spray chemicals to disinfect the areas where have had infected bird flu patients

A 22-year-old male from the northern province of Bac Kan, the sixth bird flu case since the beginning of the year, is in serious condition and requires the use of a breathing machine, said the hospital’s director Nong Quoc Chi.


The patient was transferred to the hospital from the province’s General Hospital on April 3 with symptoms including a cough and high fever.


Tests conducted by the National Epidemiology Institute on April 4 showed he was positive for the bird flu virus (A/H5N1).


An investigation has revealed there were dead waterfowl in the man’s neighborhood. Four other residents from the man’s commune also showing bird flu symptoms have been quarantined and are also under treatment at the National Tropical Diseases Hospital.


Bird flu has claimed two lives in Vietnam so far this year.

Source: SGGP

Doctors save bird flu patient using new method

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

For the first time, Vietnamese doctors have saved a patient with a life-threatening case of avian flu (A/H5N1), said the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.

Nguyen Thu Thuy and her three month old child ( Photo: Thanh nien)

The patient is 25-year-old Nguyen Thu Thuy from the district of Soc Son in Hanoi. She was discharged from the Bach Mai Hospital after three weeks of intensive treatment. 


Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh, head of the Intensive Care Department, said Thuy was taken to the hospital in serious condition suffering primary viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure.


Vietnamese doctors consulted with Japanese counterparts to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that included continuous renal replacement therapy to remove toxins in the patient’s blood, and reduce inflammation and organ damage.


The physicians’ efforts were rewarded after seven days as the woman began to improve and did not require the use of a breathing machine. After 10 days of intensive treatment, doctors said that Thuy’s organs had returned to normal functioning.


Bach Mai doctors also used other methods to help save the woman and are continuing to monitor her.


Dr. Binh said the method was first used in Japan but it is not widely implemented around the world as it is very expensive.


The Disease Control and Prevention Center (DCC) of the International Medical Center of Japan, which has a partnership with Bach Mai, sponsored the treatment process, which cost nearly VND200 million (US$10,500).


Dr. Nguyen Quoc Anh, Bach Mai Hospital’s director, said the new treatment techniques will hopefully pave the way for more successful outcomes in cases of severe or late-stage avian flu cases.


DCC Director Dr. Koichiro Kudo said the challenging case was beneficial for Vietnamese doctors as it improved their knowledge, determination and teamwork.

Source: SGGP

Doctors save bird flu patient using new method

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2010 at 9:24 am

For the first time, Vietnamese doctors have saved a patient with a life-threatening case of avian flu (A/H5N1), said the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.

Nguyen Thu Thuy and her three month old child ( Photo: Thanh nien)

The patient is 25-year-old Nguyen Thu Thuy from the district of Soc Son in Hanoi. She was discharged from the Bach Mai Hospital after three weeks of intensive treatment. 


Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh, head of the Intensive Care Department, said Thuy was taken to the hospital in serious condition suffering primary viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure.


Vietnamese doctors consulted with Japanese counterparts to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that included continuous renal replacement therapy to remove toxins in the patient’s blood, and reduce inflammation and organ damage.


The physicians’ efforts were rewarded after seven days as the woman began to improve and did not require the use of a breathing machine. After 10 days of intensive treatment, doctors said that Thuy’s organs had returned to normal functioning.


Bach Mai doctors also used other methods to help save the woman and are continuing to monitor her.


Dr. Binh said the method was first used in Japan but it is not widely implemented around the world as it is very expensive.


The Disease Control and Prevention Center (DCC) of the International Medical Center of Japan, which has a partnership with Bach Mai, sponsored the treatment process, which cost nearly VND200 million (US$10,500).


Dr. Nguyen Quoc Anh, Bach Mai Hospital’s director, said the new treatment techniques will hopefully pave the way for more successful outcomes in cases of severe or late-stage avian flu cases.


DCC Director Dr. Koichiro Kudo said the challenging case was beneficial for Vietnamese doctors as it improved their knowledge, determination and teamwork.

Source: SGGP

Khanh Hoa claims full control of bird flu epidemic

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm




Khanh Hoa claims full control of bird flu epidemic


QĐND – Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

The southern province of Khanh Hoa on March 31 reported that said it has successfully controlled the influenza epidemic in its two districts of Ninh Hoa and Van Ninh.


This is thanks to the province’s intensive efforts to combat the epidemic in the region. People involved in the epidemic prevention campaign will receive VND50,000 per day for weekdays and VND100,000 per day at weekends and holidays, respectively.


The province had earlier announced the outbreak of epidemic on March 1.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Child tests positive for bird flu

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:10 am

A three-year-old boy is the country’s fifth to contract avian influenza this year. 









The child, from the southern province of Binh Duong, was taken to Ho Chi Minh City’s Children Hospital II on March 10 with symptoms including a high fever and cough. Tests later confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus.


He was then quarantined in the hospital’s Infectious Ward and placed on a breathing machine.

Doctors said they first suspected the boy had contracted dengue fever, but X-rays showed he had developed pneumonia and breathing difficulties, not normally associated with dengue.

The boy’s relatives said the family lived in a neighborhood where vendors sell live poultry, yet they were not aware of any sick chickens in the area nor had the child consumed any poultry.


The HCMC Department of Health convened a meeting soon after the case was announced with experts and doctors from the city’s Pasteur institute, Tropical Disease Hospital, and other medical personnel to discus the case and redo blood tests on the child.

Dr. Hung of the Pasteur Institute said that an update would be announced on March 17 and that the institute’s staff would investigate the boy’s neighborhood.





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