Three Outbreaks of Avian Flu Reported in Myanmar

3 March 2015, at 12:02am

MYANMAR - Three outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial poultry flocks have been reported to the World Organisaton for Animal Health (OIE).

In the Immediate Notification sent by the veterinary authority in Myanmar (Burma) to the OIE, three outbreaks of avian flu have been reported in Monywa, which is in the Sagaing region in the centre of the country.

The outbreaks started between 12 and 16 February.

In total, 10,150 birds were affected – two flocks of laying chickens and one of quail – with 350 deaths and 9,700 were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been confirmed.

The last outbreak of avian flu in the country was in July 2012.

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