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Myanmar Reports HPAI

by 5m Editor
1 March 2012, at 7:42am

MYANMAR - The Burmese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Sagaing.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification yesterday, 29 February. 5-month and 18-month old layers have been affected.

A total of 1060 layers were found susceptible, out of which 61 cases were identified. The 61 affected birds were found dead. The remaining 999 birds were destroyed.

A few chickens were found dead on 20 February 2012. A total of 61 chickens died within 4 days. There are 40,000 chickens reared in 139 farms in Chaung U towship. All are layers and broilers of different ages.

The source of the outbreak is yet to be determined.

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