Monday, February 2, 2009

Poultry Outbreaks Continue Around the World

India: The district of Cooch Behar in West Bengal was declared “avian flu-affected” by the district magistrate on January 31st. In response to recent outbreaks and die-offs in birds, the government has ordered the culling of 45,000 backyard poultry in the villages of Uttar Dangkoba and Nagar Bhangni, to be conducted over the next three days.
Source: Crofsblog

Indonesia: Authorities in Bogor, West Java are taking protective measures in response to Jakarta’s most recent H5N1 case fatalities in humans by culling hundreds of poultry in Kelurahan Kedung Badak and Kecamatan Tanah Sareal after several poultry deaths were attributed to bird flu.
Source: Bird Flu Information Corner

Vietnam: After a promising 4 months without any reported AI cases, the district of Tran Van Thoi in the southern Ca Mau province has officially lost its bird flu-free status. The reemergence of the virus has already made a sizeable impact on the district’s poultry, wiping out 460 ducks on one local farm alone.
Source: Xinhuanet

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