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Cambodia Reports Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
29 December 2008, at 8:00am

CAMBODIA - The veterinary authorities have notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The immediate notification report was submitted to OIE on 25 December. It describes one case of HPAI.

It occurred in Kraing Chek village, Deumrus commune, Kandal Steung in Kandal province. This is near to the capital, Phnom Penh. The backyard flock included 40 ducks and 80 chickens that died, and a total of 344 birds (ducks, chickens, geese and turkeys) were destroyed.

The H5N1 virus is suspected, and has been confirmed by simple lab tests.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.