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More Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Laos

by 5m Editor
5 December 2008, at 8:07a.m.

LAOS - The authorities have sent a follow-up report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with details of a further four outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Laotian veterinary authorities sent the report to OIE on 1 December. It covers four new outbreaks of HPAI among backyard poultry in Luangnamtha province in the north of the country, near to the borders with Myanmar and China.

In total, more than 5000 birds were involved, 1161 of which died and the rest have been destroyed. Chickens, ducks and turkeys were affected. The cause has been confirmed as the H5N1 virus sub-type.

Further Reading

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