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VIRUS H5N1 => ASIE - ANIMAUX => Asie => Birmanie - Articles animaux => Discussion démarrée par: alain le 18 mars 2006 à 08:25:30

Titre: plusieurs foyers au nord
Posté par: alain le 18 mars 2006 à 08:25:30

YANGON, March 18 (Bernama) -- A total of 5,628 chickens and 4,482 quails died in poultry farms in three townships in northwestern Sagaing division and four townships in northern Mandalay division as of March 16 since the outbreak of bird flu in late last month, Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

un total de 5628 poulets et 4482 cailles  sont mortes dans des  elevages dans 3 villes au nord ouest du district SAGAING et dans 4 villes au nord de MANDALAY au 16 mars depuis les foyer de GA le mois dernier

The three townships in Sagaing division are Shwebo, Kanbalu and Khin U, while the four in Mandalay division are Pyigyidagun, Chanmyathazi, Chanayethazan and Amarapura, the news agency quoted latest figures reported by the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar Saturday.

In its measures to contain the avian influenza, the authorities slaughtered a total of 13,970 chickens and 77,018 quails and quail eggs in these townships, the figures show.

No human infection was found in the infected areas up to date, the report said.

To control the disease, the authorities have placed the townships in the two divisions under restricted zones, banning movement of poultry and temporarily closing down fowl markets with other preventive measures being undertaken.

Myanmar's state-run media reported for the first time on Thursday the outbreak of suspected H5N1 bird flu in the country's northern part.

According to the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department of Myanmar, suspected avian influenza virus of H5N1 was mainly found in poultry farms in Khin U township in northwestern Sagaing division and Pyigyidagun township in adjacent Mandalay division in the first half of this month.

Meanwhile, the Bangkok laboratory have confirmed that the current bird flu occurring in the country is H5N1 after samples of the dead chickens were tested, disclosed resident representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday.

An FAO expert group is currently in the bird flu-infected areas of Mandalay to coordinated and cooperate with the Myanmar authorities for fresh measures in preventing H5N1 from spreading further.

The FAO has preliminarily provided 45,000 US dollars worth of equipment to Myanmar for use in the measures which include 100 sets of protection equipment, 500 liters of disinfectant, 50 sets of sprayers and two containers for shipping samples, according to the FAO.