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Bangladesh Reports 31 New Bird Flu Outbreaks

by 5m Editor
26 April 2011, at 12:45am

BANGLADESH - There have been 31 new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 32 dated 21 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes 31 new outbreaks of HPAI, starting between 19 March and 18 April across a wide area on central Bangladesh. All but one of the outbreaks were in commercial poultry flocks.

In all, 180,420 birds were involved, of which 26,532 died and 153,888 were destroyed.

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

Further Reading

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