Many More H5N1 Outbreaks in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH - A total of 22 new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus have been reported across the country.
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The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 29 dated 24 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes 22 new outbreaks on farms starting between 6 and 14 February. Most were in the region of Dhaka but Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet and Chittagong were also affected, In all, 90,278 birds were involved, of which 11,438 died and 78,840 have been destroyed.

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

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