Bird Flu Breaks out in Laos

LAOS - The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than a year has been reported in the capital.
calendar icon 17 May 2010
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The veterinary authorities sent an Immediate Notification dated 14 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, the outbreak started in a layer flock at Xaythany, an area of Vientiane on 27 April. Of the 1004 birds, 44 died and the rest have been destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

The last HPAI outbreak in the country was in April 2009.

Further Reading

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