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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bird Flu Outbreak in NW Cambodia

Via The Poultry Site :

" There has been one outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the north-west of the country.

The veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No. 2 dated 7 November to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes a single outbreak of HPAI at a broiler farm at Opong Moan in Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. The outbreak started on 3 November and in all, 1,050 of the birds in the mixed flock of 5,206 died; the rest have been destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 subtype of the virus has been confirmed.

The source of infection is not known.

According to the report, 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 farms and carried out poultry mortality survey around infected farms at the village between 4 and 7 November 2011. During the outbreak, the team from provincial and central level did culling of poultry, a total of 4,156 birds – 53 chickens, 97 ducks, six geese and 4,000 broilers – were culled."

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