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  • Bangladesh: Avian Influenza at a chicken farm at Bagadia village


    8000 chickens culled
    Thu, Feb 3rd, 2011 5:21 pm BdST

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    Kishoreganj, Feb 3 ( ? Some 8,000 chickens of a poultry farm, infected with the H5N1 virus, in Kishoreganj have been culled.

    The culled chickens, from Mozammel Haque's poultry farm at Bagadia village of Sadar Upazila, were buried on Thursday noon under the supervision of the district livestock department.

    District livestock officer A S M Naushad Hossain told that they took the step to check the spread of the disease, which was a subtype of the Influenza A virus and could cause illness in humans and many other animals.

    The bird flu infection was confirmed when the livestock department sent a sample of the tissue to the Central Diseases Investigation Laboratory in Dhaka on Wednesday after some of the chickens of the farm had died...

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    Re: Bangladesh: AI at a chicken farm at Bagadia village


    Friday, February 4, 2011
    Crows dying, poultry culled
    Fear of fresh round of bird flu grips Barisal, Kishoreganj

    Barisal city and adjoining areas saw sudden death of a large number of crows in last two or three days while authorities destroyed at least seven thousand bird flu infected hens in Kishoreganj Sadar upazila yesterday.

    Hundreds of crows that died at Girzamahalla, Medical College area, Sadar Road, Bells Park and Kirtonkhola riverbank areas in Barisal city during last two or three days are rotting in the open, reports our correspondent.

    The crows were seen falling from trees and dying after a while, witnesses said.

    Abdul Jabbar, Barisal district livestock officer, said their staffs are collecting samples for laboratory tests in Barisal and Dhaka to detect the disease that caused the massive deaths of crows.

    ?The crows may have died after eating some infected items,? said Dr Md Shawkat Ali, principal officer of Regional Livestock Disease Investigation Laboratory in Barisal.

    ?During the last few days, similar incidents have been reported from Patuakhali and Bhola towns. After laboratory test of the samples of dead crows sent from Patuakhali, no virus of avian influenza was found. The crows died due to eating of dead chickens infected with 'ranikhet' disease, not avian influenza,? he said...


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      Re: Bangladesh: Avian Influenza at a chicken farm at Bagadia village


      1600 chickens die in bird flu in Kishoreganj

      Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 11:33 pm BdST

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      Kishoreganj, Feb 8 ( ? Bird flu virus has killed 1,600 chickens of a farm in Kishoreganj.

      On Feb 3, some 8,000 infected chickens were culled at Bagadia in Kishoreganj Sadar. Other 900 chickens were culled at Noapara village of Katiadi Upazila on Monday.

      District veterinary surgeon Bahadur Ali confirmed that the chickens died of bird flu.

      Sadar Upazila livestock officer Jalal Uddin told that sample of the infected chicken was sent to the Central Diseases Investigation Laboratory (CDIL) in Dhaka for tests.

      The rest, 1,400 chickens, aged 47 days, of the farm would be culled if the report comes positive, he added.

      Farm owner Tofazzal Hossain said that he bought the one-day chicks from Gazipur on Dec 22 last year.


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        Re: Bangladesh: Avian Influenza at a chicken farm at Bagadia village

        Bird flu strikes Bangladesh, nearly 50,000 chickens culled

        DHAKA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's authorities have culled nearly 50,000 chickens so far this year following fresh outbreak of bird flu last month, an official said Wednesday.

        The government's bird flu control room official told Xinhua Wednesday, "Some 46,387 chickens were culled so far this year after detecting avian influenza in 16 commercial farms."

        Fresh outbreak of bird flu was detected in Bangladesh in the first week of January with arrival of winter season when the official, who preferred to be unnamed, said some 17,723 chickens were culled in four commercial farms including one near to capital Dhaka.

        Apart from this, he said 9,769 birds died of the avian influenza in the 16 flu hit firms until Tuesday since January this year. "A total of 65,481 eggs were also destroyed during the same time," he added.

        Against this backdrop, Bangladesh's Fisheries and Live Stock Department has strengthened its surveillance to contain further spread of the infectious disease -- H5N1.

        "We've taken special steps like motivating farmers to adopt preventive measures since the disease found to reemerge last month to contain its outbreak," Director of the government's Influenza Preparedness and Response Project, Nazrul Islam, said.

        He said bird flu has so far spread to four districts of the South Asian country including its capital Dhaka this year since its resurrection last month.

        "We've instructed our field level officials for proper culling, destruction, disposal and decontamination immediately after diagnosis," he added.

        Islam further said they have also asked the authorities concerned for more vigilance at the border entry points as there are reports of bird flu outbreak in some neighboring countries.