Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Pakistan: Avian Influenza in North West Frontier Province (NWFP)

Pakistan 2 November, 2007 Over 45 thousands chicks were burnt and buried by Buttle Ehtsham Breeder Farm after having confirmed that they were suffering from Avian Influenza.
On October 26, the Ehtsham poultry farm got a report about the spread of Avian Influenza, the Livestock Director Mansehra Ali Akbar Khan sent the samples to Islamabad for testing.
Later after receiving positive reports, over 45 thousands chicks were burnt and buried so that the virus might not affect other poultry farms. The farm manager informed the media people about the loss and said that if the poultry farms owners do not take proper measures, the virus can cause huge losses.