Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Myanmar reports avian influenza outbreak at chicken farm in northeast

Myanmar 24 November, 2007 Myanmar has detected a new outbreak of avian influenza among chickens in an eastern district near the Chinese border. Unusual deaths of chickens at a farm in a village in Shan State's Keng Tung township were reported on Nov. 18, and laboratory tests confirmed that H5N1 was detected in some of them.
The outbreak was the first known case of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Myanmar since July, when more than 4 000 birds were slaughtered in towns near the main city of Yangon to contain the disease.