This clumsy little drawing is of the most recent outbreak of bird flu in the Delta. It started back in the early part of December, and only a day or two ago killed some birds in Soc Trang. I’ve got a friend who always tells me that An Giang is a “magic land” and stays out of harms way, but me and the other foreigners are getting more and more nervous about this issue. Some of my colleagues have stopped eating eggs now because of the potential danger. But I’ve read on some online news sources that say that An Giang has done an excellent job of prevention of bird flu in the past, and I hope this will continue.