Bird flu turns up in Cambodia
Sen Sovann, deputy director of the animal health
department of the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture in Phnom Penh has reported
the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a chicken
The chickens were found ill on April 6 and H5N1 was
confirmed on April 12. Bird
was not reported in Cambodia since September
The outbreak was
reported in the Cham area in a flock of 1,086 birds of which suddenly 300 birds
died. The rest of the flock has been destroyed.
The stamping out
procedure was undertaken on 11 April 2007. Surveillance in the villages around
the outbreak is ongoing.
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