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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Thailand

by 5m Editor
8 March 2004, at 12:00am

THAILAND - This is a Follow-up report (No. 5) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Thailand.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Thailand - THAILAND - This is a Follow-up report (No. 5) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in Thailand.

See also: 27 February 2004, 20 February 2004, 13 February 2004, 6 February 2004, 23 January 2004

Information received on 29 February 2004 from Dr Yukol Limlamthong, Director General, Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok:

End of previous report period: 20 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [9], 55, dated 27 February 2004).

End of this report period: 29 February 2004.

During this reporting period (from 21 to 27 February 2004) a total of 2,046 samples were tested (2nd round of surveillance) and no new outbreaks were detected.

Culling that began two weeks ago in two provinces was continued: Chonburi province (3 districts: Ban Bung, Bo Thong and Panus Nikhom) and Khon Kaen province (1 district: Muang). As the affected population consisted of village chickens, the number of chickens culled was not high (8,230 birds).

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 5th March 2004

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