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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Myanmar : Avian flu found, chicken meat banned in Sittwe

Via Mizzima News :

" Chiang Mai : After finding the avian flu virus in poultry farms in Sittwe in Rakhine State, chicken meat has been banned in the entire township until February 11, said the Rakhine State Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department and Township Health Department.

'They have imposed a 24-day ban since January 19. All chicken meat and eggs are banned during this period’, said a senior officer of Rakhine State Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.

He told Mizzima that a ‘highly pathogenic avian influenza’ (HPAI) was discovered in a poultry farm in Bumay Letthama village in Sittwe Township on January 12."

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