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This to avoid health complications, as well as to contain further outbreak, advised Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim.
The ministry said it was increasing its bird flu threat level to
David Heymann, assistant director-general for communicable diseases at the WHO, said bird flu virus samples are tradable goods and must be treated as such by drug companies and industrialized countries.
Tests on ducks at a poultry farm in Ninh Binh province showed they were infected with the H5N1 virus, the Agriculture Ministry's Animal Health Department said in a report seen on Monday.
Tests have confirmed the H5N1 virus infected waterfowl in three northern provinces of Son La, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and the southern Mekong delta city of Can Tho from May 16 to May 19, the Agriculture Ministry's Animal Health Department said.
At this week's World Health Assembly, some developing countries will argue for a new system to ensure they have affordable access to vaccines if an avian flu pandemic breaks out.
Poultry farms around the capital were under tight control after animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said at the end of last week that several birds died from the virus in villages around Moscow.
Government veterinary experts were called to the farm near Lowestoft in eastern England late on Thursday and preliminary tests show the birds were killed by the H5 strain of avian flu.
The Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that test results had shown that the outbreak in Miyazaki prefecture, first detected earlier this week, was due to the H5N1 virus.