Monday, October 29, 2007

Burmese junta bans news on H5N1

Censorship boards of the Burmese junta have banned news broadcasts within the nation regarding a new outbreak of H5N1 in Burma, an outbreak confirmed by journalists on October 20.

"The latest H5N1 bird flu outbreak was reported to the OIE-World Organization for Animals on October 24 by the regime's Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, according to the OIE Web site. The Burmese report sent to the OIE said the bird flu outbreak killed 400 chickens and ducks. The authorities reportedly killed 33,459 fowl to try to contain the virus."

This is the first reported outbreak among foul since July.

Full story:

No comments: