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H5N1 Infections in Northern Vietnam
December 31, 2004
>>Some 500 chickens in Vietnam's northern Nam Dinh province have just died of bird flu, which urges the country to beef up preventive measures, according to local newspaper Vietnam Agriculture Friday.
Samples from dead fowls in Truc Ninh district are tested positive to bird flu virus strain of H5.<<
The appearance of H5N1 in Northern and Southern provinces of Vietnam is yet another signal that flu season has begun. Sequences of the new isolates would useful to see what new recombinations have been generated for the new season. Comparison of the sequences in the north to the new human case in the south would also be of interest.
A new season brings new sequences and new challenges.