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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bhutan : Bird flu confirmed in Kamji and Bunagu

Via Kuensel Online, excerpt :

" A total of 83 poultry birds were culled and 139 eggs disposed on the night of February 1 after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed in Kamji and Bunagu villages in Phuentsholing, Chukha.

On January 30, the investigation team in Phuentsholing received a report of three poultry birds’ death in Kamji and Bunagu GREF camp.

The birds tested positive for H5N1 and was confirmed by the National Centre for Animal Health in Serbithang in Thimphu.

The culled birds belonged to 26 poultry owners in both the villages. Ten coops were also destroyed.

Bird flu focal person Dr Tashi Dorji said the source of infection is still not confirmed."

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