OIE confirms H5N1 in Bangladesh

07-02-2011 | |

An outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at a farm in the Dhaka region of Bangladesh.

The authorities sent Follow Up Report No. 27 dated 3 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one outbreak of HPAI at a poultry farm in Lambadaradi in the Dhaka region. Of the almost 10,000 birds on the farm, 1,500 were found dead from 24 January and the rest were destroyed the following day.

The source of infection is unknown.