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Bird Flu Strikes Cambodia

by 5m Editor
29 December 2009, at 7:04am

CAMBODIA - The veterinary authority has reported a new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Cambodian veterinary authority has sent an Immediate Notification dated 28 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes a new outbreak of HPAI in a village poultry flock of 1,216 birds in La-ak in the province of Kg. Cham, which is in the south-east of the country, near to the border with Viet Nam. The disease broke out on 16 December. In all, 143 birds died and the rest were destroyed.

According to the report, the affected population were backyard poultry comprising 1,012 chickens and 204 ducks. Of the birds culled, 751 were chickens and 124 were ducks.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

The last case of HPAI in the country was in December 2008.

Further Reading

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