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Outbreak of Bird Flu in Tibet Reported to OIE

by 5m Editor
21 April 2009, at 8:17am

CHINA - The veterinary authorities have sent a new report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about one new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Chinese veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No. 1 dated 19 April to OIE.

It describes one outbreak of HPAI at a live bird market in Cheng'guan in Tibet. In total, 3179 birds were affected, of which 1500 died and the rest were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus was confirmed.

Further Reading

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