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One More Bird Flu Outbreak in Myanmar

by 5m Editor
24 March 2011, at 12:57am

MYANMAR - One new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported to OIE.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 4 dated 23 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes an outbreak of HPAI on an egg farm in the centre of the country at Fame Kar village in the Sagaing region. It started on 16 March in two flocks of layers aged four months and 19 months. There were two layer units and a total of 780 chickens and a few chickens were found dead starting from 16 March. In all, 350 chickens died within four days and the rest of the flock has since been destroyed.

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

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