100 bird flu outbreaks in Burma10/04/2006 - 06:59:54
Bird flu in Burma is more serious than originally thought, with 100 outbreaks detected in the country since the deadly avian virus was first confirmed last month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agency said today.
He Changchui, the FAO’s regional representative, said authorities initially believed that the deadly H5N1 virus was limited to two outbreaks.
“The situation there was more serious than we imagined,” he told a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand. “Up to now, there are over 100 outbreaks.”
Since confirming the outbreak of bird flu in the Mandalay and Sagaing regions on March 13, authorities have slaughtered 500,000 chickens and quails at more than 400 farms in efforts to contain the spread of the disease.
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