Bird flu detected in Laos

05-11-2008 | |

A bird flu outbreak has been confirmed in Donngeun village in the Xayaboury province of Laos.

The Xayaboury Provincial Avian Influenza Control Committee has declared a red zone covering 1 km radius of the outbreak, including 7 villages.

All birds in the surrounding area will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of the virus. Additionally, the sale of birds throughout the district has been banned. This ban includes products made with the blood of poultry.

Checkpoints have been established throughout the district to prevent the movement of poultry. These will remain in place until 45 days after the last case of the virus is identified.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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