Bangladesh Reports One Outbreak of H5N1 Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
4 February 2011, at 12:42am

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

The authorities sent Follow Up Report No. 27 dated 3 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one outbreak of HPAI at a poultry farm in Lambadaradi in the Dhaka region. Of the almost 10,000 birds on the farm, 1,500 were found dead from 24 January and the rest were destroyed the following day.

The source of infection is unknown.

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

Further Reading

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