Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Avian influenza has been found in Malaysia

Location of the Outbreak: Kelantan State, Tumpat district, Pasir Pekan village 19 August, 2004

Hundreds of birds were gassed and their carcasses burned to contain the outbreak (Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 17 August Estimated date of primary infection: 7 August).
one flock of village chicken consisting of 60 birds of mixed ages reared in free-range were found to be infected with the deadly strain in Malaysia's avian influenza outbreak.
Tests show the virus is H5 strain (OIE).