China Vaccinates Birds in Move to Stamp out H5N1 Bird Flu

CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities, in conjunction with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), have vaccinated birds in several administrative divisions in a bid to stamp out bird flu after an outbreak reoccurred at a geese farm in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
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According to follow-up report no. 5 sent to the OIE on Wednesday, 3 September, no new outbreaks have been reported.

However, as a preventive measure, several control measures such as stamping out, quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning, disinfection of infected premises / establishment(s), dipping / spraying and vaccination have been applied.

In Yunnan, a total of 9791300 birds were vaccinated. In Anhui and Hubei, 6865 and 426000 birds respectively received vaccination.

The applied measures are expected to prevent further outbreaks.

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