Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Laos Reported Fresh Avian Influenza Outbreak

5 November, 2008

Avian influenza outbreak has been confirmed in Donngeun village, Xayaboury district of Xayaboury province of Laos.
The Xayaboury Provincial Avian Influenza Control Committee has declared a red zone which covers areas within one kilometer radius of the outbreak. This area includes the seven villages, said Phompan on Monday.
All birds in these villages will be slaughtered to prevent the virus from spreading and the movement, consumption and sale of birds throughout the district has been banned until further notice.
The last H5N1 outbreak in Laos occurred in September, when the virus hit ducks in two northwestern provinces, Oudomxay and Luang Prabang.