High-Path Bird Flu Returns to Bangladesh

by 5m Editor
11 January 2011, at 9:31am

BANGLADESH - There has been one new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a farm near Dhaka.

The veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No. 26 dated 10 January to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The outbreak started on 1 January at a commercial farm at Narisha Khamarbari in Dhaka. Of the flock of 6,500 birds, 530 died and the rest have since been destroyed.

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

The last report of HPAI in Bangladesh was in June 2010.

Further Reading

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