Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bird flu spreads in Bangladesh, more fowls culled

DHAKA, June 10 (Reuters) - Bird flu has spread to another district in Bangladesh forcing authorities to cull 3,000 more chickens over the last two days, officials said on Sunday.

The infected chickens were found at a farm in Dinajpur district 450 km (280 miles) northwest of the capital Dhaka.

With the latest cull, some 160,000 chickens have now been slaughtered and 1.5 million eggs destroyed on 62 farms in 12 districts since the virus was first detected at six farms at Savar near Dhaka in March.

Bird flu story source: Reuters Alertnet

Posted by john T. on 06/10 at 07:27 PM
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