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Low Pathogen Bird Flu in Dominican Republic

by 5m Editor
2 January 2008, at 12:07p.m.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - A case of low pathogen avian influenza has been reported in the Central American state of the Dominican Republic.

The incidence reported to the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) records the case in Santo Domingo.

A total of 115 birds were affected in the outbreak at a live bird market and 15 birds were affected in a village in Higuey. All the birds have been slaughtered.

The Dominican Republic authorities have also instituted a programme of screening, quarantine and disinfection to control the disease.

5m Editor