Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Vietnam: Avian influenza H7N3 LP strain

24 December, 2007

The avian influenza A\H7N3 strain, previously recorded in Korea, Canada and Holland, has reemerged in several Asian countries including Vietnam, according to the National Steering Committee for Avian Influenza Prevention and Control.
The committee held a conference on Tuesday in Ha Noi to discuss the country’s response to the recent reoccurrence avian influenza disease.
The H7N3 virus found in Vietnam, however, is classified as low-pathogenic.
The committee has made plans already to import more H7N3 avian influenza vaccines to prevent possible outbreaks.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the H5N1 strain reappeared in the northern Cao Bang province’s Bao Lam District.