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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bhutan Reports Another HPAI Outbreak

Via The Poultry Site :

 " The Bhutanese veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza at two villages in Mongar.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 6 on Friday, 20 April. The outbreak has affected backyard free-ranging chicken in two villages, Yangbari and Patong. Out of 265 susceptible chickens, 70 cases were reported.

The 70 chickens were reported dead. One carcass tested positive to real-time PCR on 5 April. However, subsequently 16 samples from the affected and nearby villages tested negative to H5N1.

 Clinical and laboratory surveillance within a 3-km-radius showed no new cases. Therefore, at this stage, this could be a suspected H5N1 outbreak. The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive."

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