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Thursday, April 3, 2014

H5N1 Returns To Laos After Five-Year Gap

Via Bernama, excerpt :

Lao's health authorities said an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza virus has returned to the country after an absence of five years, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

The outbreak was reported on March 13 in Nator Nhay village, Xayabury province in the northwestern region bordering Thailand.

Veterinary authorities have sent an urgent notification to the World Organisation for Animal Health on the outbreak but the risk has now been eradicated.

Authorities said a total of 457 out of 5,142 poultry had been affected and destroyed."

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