Bird flu detected in Bangladesh

20-10-2008 | |

Authorities in Bangladesh have reportedly detected bird flu at a poultry farm, just 4 months after the virus was last reported in the country.

According to livestock department spokesman Salahuddin Khan, approx. 300 birds were culled in a farm in the northern Naogaon district after the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza was detected.
Farmers have been told to step up bio-security, and extra surveillance measures across the country have been taken, he said.
Khan said the virus was becoming dormant at the onset of the summer, but is now coming back ahead of the cold season.
Officials have further stated that this AI outbreak was a warning for the country’s US$1.5 bln poultry industry.