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OIE Reports Bird Flu from Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar

08 February 2010

GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has received reports from all three countries of recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by the H5N1 virus.

The outbreak in Nepal started on 26 January in the region of Pokhara. In all, 153 birds died from flocks described as 'backyard ducks and chickens and few commercial farms'.

The veterinary authority in Cambodia sent an Immediate Notification to OIE about a new outbreak of HPAI in village poultry in Takeo province, which is in the south of the country and borders Viet Nam. According to the report, there were 31,070 cases and 16,442 birds died. The outbreak started on 27 January.

The outbreak in Myanmar started on 2 February at Mayangone in Yangon region. The reports says that the farmer purchased the birds as pullets. The production system is battery cages. There are two buildings and each building has chickens. Around 100 out of 2,455 chickens died from 1 February 2010, and the rest of the flock was destroyed.

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