Avian Flu H5N1 Outbreak in Bangladesh21 November 2012
BANGLADESH - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus caused by the H5N1 virus has been reported at a commercial farm near Dhaka to the OIE.
The outbreak was reported by Dr Musaddique Hossain, Director (Animal Health & Administration), Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The outbreak occurred at Brothers poultry farm, a commericla poultry farm in Pabur, Kapasia, Gazipur, Dhaka.
In total, 156 birds died out of 4191 susceptible birds. The remaining 4035 birds were destroyed as a result.
The following measures were applied:
- Stamping out
- Movement control inside the country
- Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
- Vaccination prohibited
- No treatment of affected animals
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