Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Saudi Arabia: Another 90,000 chicken die of avian influenza in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia 16 November, 2007 Some 90,000 birds from two more poultry farms in Muzahmiya City, western Riyadh were culled after coming in contact with the avian influenza.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Fahad Balghunayim said in a press statement that teams were formed to take all required measures to prevent the spread of the disease to other farms in the area.
The Agriculture Ministry had announced yesterday the culling of 50,000 chicken in a poultry farm in Riyadh's Kharj district after 1,500 chicken tested positive for avian influenza.