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Cambodia Reports First Bird Flu Outbreak

by 5m Editor
8 February 2011, at 12:06am

CAMBODIA - There has been one new outbreak of suspected highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a village poultry flock the south of the country.

The authorities sent Immediate Notification dated 7 February 2011 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, the outbreak started on 27 January at Prek Doung in the region of Kandal. In a village flock of 232 birds, 48 died and 174 have been culled.

The report adds that an investigation team from the National Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI) of the Department of Animal Health and Production conducted an investigation in the village and carried out surveillance in neighbouring villages from 31 January to 4 February 2011. Culling of poultry started on 30 January 2011 (174 chickens culled).

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

The last outbreak of H5N1 HPAI in the country was in October 2010.