Poultry prices recover after bird flu assurances

BURMA - Chicken prices have recovered in Rangoon after the Burmese military’s assurance it had recent bird flu outbreaks under control, reports Mizzima News.

Residents told Mizzima chicken prices had dropped from 3500 kyat a vis to 1000 kyat after news of the outbreaks was first released last month. Prices have recovered slightly and have reportedly stabilised at about 2500 kyat.

“But we still dare not eat chicken,” Daw Mya Win, a Rangoon resident said.

The price rises come despite many poultry farms being closed until last Friday.

News of bird flu in Burma first emerged on March 13, with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization saying the disease had killed chickens in Mandalay and Sagaing divisions.

On April 12 Burma’s Livestock and Veterinary Department released a statement saying the outbreak was under control. The statement was back up by FAO and the World Health Organization.

The PoultrySite News Desk
calendar icon 24 April 2006
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