Friday, December 28, 2007

Bird flu infects Bangladesh farm, chickens culled

DHAKA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 chickens have been culled in a village in northern Bangladesh after the H5N1 bird flu virus has detected at a poultry farm, officials said on Friday.

The latest infection was detected in Dinajpur district, 420 km (260 miles) from the capital Dhaka, a senior official of Fisheries and Livestock Ministry said.

Bird flu was first detected near the capital in March and has since spread mainly to northern districts and forced authorities to cull about 275,000 chickens and destroy nearly 3 million eggs.

Avian influenza story source: Reuters

Posted by john T. on 12/28 at 11:15 AM
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