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Cambodia Reports New Bird Flu Outbreak

by 5m Editor
15 September 2011, at 12:05am

CAMBODIA - A new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in a village flock.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up report No. 1 dated 12 September to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one new outbreak of HPAI at Ta Srey in the region of Banteay Meanchey, which is in the north-west of the country, not far from the border with Thailand. The outbreak started on 25 August and is now described as 'resolved'. Of the 236 birds in the village flock, 156 died and 80 have been destroyed.

The report adds that the investigation team from the National Veterinary Research Institute (NaVRI) of the Department of Animal Health and Production (DAHP) conducted an investigation in the infected villages and carried out poultry mortality survey around infected villages from 1 to 12 September 2011. During the outbreaks, the team from provincial and central level culled the poultry – a total of 80 birds (50 chickens and 30 ducks).

Further Reading

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