Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Pakistan confirms new cases of H5N1 avian influenza

Pakistan 23 May, 2007 A new outbreak of avian influenza has struck three poultry farms in the Pakistani capital, killing 6,000 birds and forcing a cull.
The disease erupted at farms in Chak Shahzad, a suburb of Islamabad, this week.
The disease last appeared in April in northwest Pakistan and the southern port city of Karachi, but it was quickly controlled.
The authorities in March were forced to shut an Islamabad zoo and slaughter dozens of birds, after the virus was found in peacocks and geese.
Pakistan produces 4.5 million chickens annually.