Vietnam reports new bird flu case as melee erupts over smuggled chickens in Hanoi
According to officials at a hospital in the northern province of Quang Ninh, a 23-year-old woman from northern Vietnam has tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the second human case reported in the country this year. She has been hooked to a respirator since being admitted five days ago, said hospital deputy director Nguyen Quoc Hung.
Authorities, meanwhile, said that more than 100 villagers in a district just outside Hanoi prevented authorities from destroying the chickens that had been smuggled in from China.
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