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Monday, August 07, 2017
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Cause of Death of Chickens in Myeik Not H5N1
MYANMAR - Myeik municipal committee chairman Myat Ko Ko confirmed that the cause of death of 500 chickens in Myeik, Tanintharyi Region was not the H5N1 virus.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Myanmar - Bird Flu News OIE Reports H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar Poultry Farm
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Myanmar has reported an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza at a poultry farm in the Tanintharyi region.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Reports First Bird Flu Outbreak for a Year, Blamed on Poor Biosecurity
MYANMAR - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in Myanmar's Sagaing Division, Monya township.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Bird Flu Found in China-Myanmar Border Area
MYANMAR - The potentially fatal avian influenza A strain H7N9 has surfaced in China-Myanmar border areas such as Laukkai, Chin Shwe Haw and Muse Townships.
During routine testing, a sample of avian influenza A tested recently in the border area was found to contain strains H9 and H5, which need to be present together to spark an incidence of H7N9. Individuals are usually infected after consuming contaminated poultry. It was not reported whether anyone has been infected.
Eleven Media/Asia News Network
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Three Outbreaks of Avian Flu Reported in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Three outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial poultry flocks have been reported to the World Organisaton for Animal Health (OIE).
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Bird Flu Reported in Myanmar
MYANMAR - An outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza around 140km from Mandalay is reported to have led to the death and culling of thousands of poultry.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Reports HPAI
MYANMAR - The Burmese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Sagaing.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News One More Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar
MYANMAR - One new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported to OIE.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Suspends Poultry Exports to Saudi Arabia
MYANMAR - Myanmar authorities have suspended export of poultry products to Saudi Arabia following bird flu re- struck Myanmar last month, according to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) Tuesday.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Monday, March 07, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News HPAI Found in Myanmar's Layer Population
MYANMAR - Myanmar has reported a new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in layer chickens aged 6 to 11 months.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Bird Flu Strikes Myanmar's Northwestern Region
MYANMAR - Avian influenza (H5N1) has struck Myanmar's northwestern region of Sagaing with two poultry farms detecting the disease in the region, a local weekly reported today, 9 February. Registering the second occurrence of bird flu during this year, the 7-Day News said the virulent avian influenza was found in dead chickens in the poultry farms in Tantsle township over last week.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Reports Bird Flu Outbreak
MYANMAR - There has been one new outbreak of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the central region of the country.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Monday, January 31, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Six More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Between 18 and 23 January, six more outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu outbreaks were reported on farms in Rahkine state near the western coast of the country. According to Follow up Report No. 1 dated 28 January, a total of 53,496 birds were affected, of which 53,496 were destroyed.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Myanmar - Bird Flu News First Case of HPAI Bird Flu in Myanmar
MYANMAR - A new outbreak of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in layer pullets on a farm in a western coastal district.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Another Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar
MYANMAR - There has been another outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in village poultry.
The PoultrySite News Desk
Monday, February 08, 2010
Myanmar - Bird Flu News H5N1 Influenza Re-strikes Myanmar
MYANMAR - Bird flu H5N1 has re-struck Myanmar with one case occurring in Yangon's Mayangong township in the beginning of this month, according to a statement of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) Saturday, Xinhua News Agency informed.
Focus English Game
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Bans Poultry Farming in Yangon
MYANMAR - The authorities have banned the breeding of chicken, quail and pig in populated areas in the former capital of Yangon as part of its preventive measures against highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI; bird flu).
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Friday, January 09, 2009
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Steps Up Tight Biosecurity Against AI
MYANMAR - The Myanmar authorities have stepped up biosecurity measures against bird flu, banning poultry imports from neighbouring Bangladesh.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Friday, December 05, 2008
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Myanmar Calls for Precaution Against Cross-Border Bird Flu
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) Friday called on the country's people to take preventive measures against cross-border bird flu, saying that the avian influenza was found occurring intermittently in neighboring countries in both the east and the northwest since last month.
The Hindu
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Myanmar - Bird Flu News Local officials learn how to raise awareness about bird flu in Myanmar
MYANMAR - More than 60 health and livestock professionals are now ready to implement their communication workplan on avian influenza, which was drafted during a recent three-day training session held in Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State.
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Avian Influenza

(aka bird flu, avian flu) is caused by a type of influenza virus that is hosted by birds, but may infect several species of mammals. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. A strain of the H5N1-type of avian influenza virus that emerged in 1997 has been identified as the most likely source of a future influenza pandemic.Strains of avian influenza virus may infect various types of animals, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales and humans. However, wild fowl act as natural asymptomatic carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks.

How to Recognise Avian Influenza
What to look for
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Depression and droopiness
  • Sudden drop in egg production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cyanosis (purplish-blue coloring) of wattles and comb
  • Edema and swelling of head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks
  • Green diarrhoea
  • Blood-tinged discharge from nostrils
  • Incoordination, including loss of ability to walk and stand
  • Pin-point hemorrhages (most easily seen on the feet and shanks)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased death losses in a flock
  • Sudden death
  • Nasal discharges
For more detail in avian influenza in poultry click here
Poultry Vaccination

Poultry Vaccination as a strategy for controlling AI in commercial birds

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the poultry industry cause devastating economic losses and is generally controlled through extensive culling of infected birds. Alternative strategies also use vaccination as a supplementary control measure during avian influenza outbreaks.

.Advantages of Vaccination
  • Vaccination reduces susceptibility to infection.
  • A higher dose of virus is necessary to infect the vaccinated birds.
  • Vaccinated birds shed less virus.
    - Decreased contamination of the environment.
    - Decreased risk of human infection
  • Used strategically vaccination compliments a stamping out strategy by slowing/stopping the spread of the virus
For more information on poultry vaccination see:

Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague) is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.

Avian Influenza is caused by an orthomyxovirus, or influenza virus and can survive for considerable lengths of time outside of the host and birds are infected through contact with other birds, mechanical vectors such as vehicles and equipment and personnel travelling between farms, markets and abattoirs.

Precautionary requirements include cleaning and disinfection of premises and the establishment of a Biosecurity barrier to help prevent spread of disease is essential.

For more information on biosecurity see the links below

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