Cambodia culls bird flu-affected ducks

05-02-2010 | Updated on 07-02 | | |

Cambodian authorities have begun a mass killing of ducks after confirming a fresh outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The cull comes after more than 15,000 ducks died last week in the southern province of Takeo and samples tested positive on Tuesday for the H1N1 avian influenza virus, said Kao Phal, an official of the Agriculture Ministry.

He said the sale of duck meat and its transport from the affected villages would be banned, reports state.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist