Thailand's bird flu-free status ends
Thailand's eight-month bird flu-free status has ended with the Agriculture
& Coopeatives Ministry confirming a fresh outbreak of H5NI virus in the
northern province of Phichit on the 24 July.
The Department of Livestock Development
(DLD) laboratory detected
the bird flu
in a fighting cock carcass from Bang Mun Nak
district, where 300 fowls had been culled after the "mysterious" death of 30
fighting cocks and free-range chickens.
director of DLD's Disease Control Bureau says the virus is unlikely to spread
since all the poultry in the infected area have been culled, the borders have
been sealed and a total movement ban on poultry has been imposed.
Public Health Ministry has reported that an 11-year old boy from Phichit has
been listed as the latest suspected bird flu case.
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