More Bird Flu Reported in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH - The veterinary authorities have reported two new cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
calendar icon 18 June 2009
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The Bangladeshi veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No. 18 dated 17 June to OIE, reporting two new cases of HPAI.

One case was in Dhaka in mid-April, and the other was on an island in the state of Chittagong in early May. Both cases were on commercial farms, involving a total of 4,500 birds. Of these, 334 died and the rest were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 virus has been confirmed.

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