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  • Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

    I wonder if the red text is a typo, or if they really did find Pandemic H1N1 in a flock near an H5N1 infected flock. Given the later text about "both farms" and the lack of bio-security, my vote is that both farms have H5N1.

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert...t=dis&lang=eng

    http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig....php?nid=21840

    Some 531 chickens were culled at a poultry farm in Gazipur on Monday in presence of the district livestock officer after it was affected by bird flu virus H5N1. The Field Disease Investigation Laboratory at Jaypurhat on Sunday confirmed that the virus affected Lata Poultry farm at Khetlal Upazila. Earlier this month, Yati Poultry Farm in the same upazila was affected with the virus. The district livestock authorities culled some 932 chickens and 183 eggs to contain the spread of the virus within 12 hours of confirmation. Talking to The Daily Star, Jaypurhat District Livestock Officer Dr Shahidul Islam said the newly affected farm was less than half a kilometre away from the previous one where H1N1 virus was confirmed on January 5. "The virus broke out due to lack of bio-security maintenance. Both the farms are situated adjacent to the dwelling place and people are coming in contact with the farms frequently," he said. The last outbreak was experienced in the country in August 2009 in Bogra. But it was not a massive one, said sources at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Bird flu killed at least 287 people affecting 467 worldwide since it began to ravage poultry stocks in Asia in late 2003. World Health Organisation has counted the fatality at more than 60 percent.

  • #2
    Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

    Rewritten story

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Bird flu again
    531 fowls culled in Joypurhat
    Staff Correspondent

    The bird flu virus H1N1 struck again on Sunday at Lata Poultry Farm under Khetlal upazila in Joypurhat.

    The Field Disease Investigation Laboratory in the district confirmed the infection while district and upazila livestock officers culled some 531 hens there.

    Earlier on January 5, the Yati Poultry Farm -- less than half a kilometre away from the new one -- was affected with the virus. The district livestock authorities culled some 932 chickens and destroyed 183 eggs to contain the virus's spread that time.

    Joypurhat District Livestock Officer Dr Shahidul Islam said, "Slack maintenance of bio-security would be the cause of the spreading and the authority would observe both the farms and the people involved with culling for a month."

    Last year, infection was detected for the last time in the country in August in Bogra. But it was not a massive one, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Dhaka sources adding that the prevalence of H1N1 virus was lower last year comparing to that of the previous years.

    They stressed the need for strict maintenance of the precautions by the poultry workers and the bio-security in the city markets, which are more vulnerable places.

    Bird flu killed at least 287 people affecting 467 worldwide since it started ravaging poultry sector in Asia in the late 2003.

    http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig....php?nid=21840

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    • #3
      Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

      OIE report on the Yati poultry farm. http://www.oie.int/wahis/public.php?...&reportid=8866

      <table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="rep_item_ob" width="200">Outbreak 1 </td> <td class="rep_data_ob" width="*">Yati poultry farm, Khetlal Fakirpara, Joypurhat, RAJSHAHI</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Date of start of the outbreak</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">04/01/2010</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Outbreak status</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">Continuing (or date resolved not provided)</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Epidemiological unit</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">Farm</td> </tr><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Affected animals</td> <td> <table class="rep_sub_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Species</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="16%">Susceptible</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="16%">Cases</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="16%">Deaths</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="16%">Destroyed</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="16%">Slaughtered</td> </tr><tr valign="top"><td class="rep_sub_data">Birds</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">1182</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">250</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">250</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">932</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">0</td> </tr></tbody></table> </td> </tr><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Affected Population</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">a commercial layer farm</td> </tr><tr> <td class="rep_item_ob" width="200">Summary of outbreaks</td> <td class="rep_data_ob" width="*">Total outbreaks: 1</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Outbreak statistics</td> <td class="rep_data"> <table class="rep_sub_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Species</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Apparent morbidity rate</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Apparent mortality rate</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Apparent case fatality rate</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="20%">Proportion susceptible animals lost* </td> </tr><tr valign="top"><td class="rep_sub_data">Birds</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">21.15%</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">21.15%</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">100.00%</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">100.00%</td> </tr></tbody></table>
      * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter</td></tr></tbody></table>Epidemiology<table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      </td> </tr> </tbody></table>
      Control measures<table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Measures applied</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">
      • Stamping out
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
      </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Measures to be applied</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">
      • No other measures
      </td> </tr> </tbody></table>
      Diagnostic test results<table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Laboratory name and type</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Dhaka (national reference laboratory) (National laboratory)</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Tests and results</td> <td> <table class="rep_sub_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="35%">Species</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="40%">Test</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="15%">Test date</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="10%">Result</td> </tr><tr valign="top"><td class="rep_sub_data">Birds</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">17/01/2010</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">Positive</td> </tr></tbody></table> </td> </tr><tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Laboratory name and type</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*">Field Disease Investigation Laboratory, Joypurhat (National laboratory)</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rep_item" width="200">Tests and results</td> <td> <table class="rep_sub_table" border="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="35%">Species</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="40%">Test</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="15%">Test date</td> <td class="rep_sub_item" width="10%">Result</td> </tr><tr valign="top"><td class="rep_sub_data">Birds</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">rapid tests</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">05/01/2010</td> <td class="rep_sub_data">Positive</td> </tr></tbody></table> </td> </tr></tbody></table>
      Future Reporting<table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td class="rep_item">The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.</td> </tr></tbody></table>
      Map of outbreak locations <table class="rep_table" border="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="rep_item" width="200">Location of current outbreaks</td> <td class="rep_data" width="*"><form name="mapform" action="public.php" method="post" target="map_window" onsubmit="return validate_map_click(this)"> <input name="map" src="http://www.oie.int/wahis/maps/temp/126444798280281.png" class="framed_map" height="400" type="image" width="400"> <input name="map_file" value="public1146a65cdc1fe9c4405facba5b19b72712644 47982" type="hidden"> <input name="page" value="country_map_interactive" type="hidden"> <input name="page_title" value="Location of current outbreaks" type="hidden"> <input name="page_refer" value="full_event_report" type="hidden"> <input name="page_info" value="" type="hidden"> <input name="public_country" value="BGD" type="hidden"><input name="map_query" value="TRUE" type="hidden"><input name="selected_year" value="2010" type="hidden"> <input name="extent" value="85.454949188232, 19.844599533081, 96.235049438477, 30.624699783325" type="hidden"> <input name="exsize" value="3.5933667500814" type="hidden"> <input name="pop" value="0" type="hidden"> <input name="button_action" value="" type="hidden"> <input name="map_size" value="400 400" type="hidden"> <input name="new_map_zoom_origin" value="true" type="hidden"> </form> Click on map to zoom in.
      </td></tr></tbody></table>

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      • #4
        Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

        Common sense seems to indicate that this is an H5N1 outbreak in poultry.

        That article Sally found convinces me that someone (either in the media or locally in the outbreak) doesn't know the difference between H5N1 and H1N1, as it refers to bird flu as H1N1.

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        • #5
          Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

          And a ProMED post - there is no discussion here about the red error

          http://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?..._ID:1000,81079


          Archive Number 20100126.0286
          Published Date 26-JAN-2010
          Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (04): Bangladesh (RJ)


          AVIAN INFLUENZA (04): BANGLADESH (RAJSHAHI)
          ******************************************
          A ProMED-mail post
          <http: www.promedmail.org="">
          ProMED-mail is a program of the
          International Society for Infectious Diseases
          <http: www.isid.org="">

          Date: Mon 25 Jan 2010
          Source: The Daily Star [edited]
          <http: www.thedailystar.net="" newdesign="" latest_news.php?nid="21840">


          Some 531 chickens were culled at a poultry farm in Gazipur on Monday
          [25 Jan 2010] in presence of the district livestock officer after it
          was affected by bird flu virus H5N1.

          The Field Disease Investigation Laboratory at [Joypurhat District,
          Rajshahi Division] on Sunday [24 Jan 2010] confirmed that the virus
          affected Lata Poultry farm at Khetlal Upazila [sub district].

          Earlier this month [January 2010], Yati Poultry Farm in the same
          upazila was affected with the virus. The district livestock
          authorities culled some 932 chickens and 183 eggs to contain the
          spread of the virus within 12 hours of confirmation.

          Talking to The Daily Star, Joypurhat District Livestock officer, Dr
          Shahidul Islam, said the newly affected farm was less than 0.5 km [0.3
          mi] away from the previous one where H1N1 virus was confirmed on 5 Jan
          2010. "The virus broke out due to lack of bio-security maintenance.
          Both the farms are situated adjacent to the dwelling place and people
          are coming in contact with the farms frequently," he said.

          The last outbreak was experienced in the country in August 2009 in
          Bogra [Rajshahi Division]. But it was not a massive one, said sources
          at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

          Bird flu killed at least 287 people affecting 467 worldwide since it
          began to ravage poultry stocks in Asia in late 2003. World Health
          Organisation has counted the fatality at more than 60 percent.

          --
          Communicated by:
          ProMED-mail



          [It will be interesting to note if the detection of the described
          outbreak was obtained within the active surveillance, conducted in 150
          out of 487 sub-districts of Bangladesh as part of an USAID funded FAO
          project (see ProMED-mail post 20090909.3180). A total of 450 community
          animal health workers (CAHW), 50 additional veterinary surgeons (AVS),
          and 150 upazila livestock officers (ULOs) are using short message
          service (SMS) gateway (that is, method of sending and receiving SMS
          messages between computers and mobile phones) to collect data and
          report on disease and death in poultry.

          The H5N1 epizootic in Bangladesh has been continuous since its start
          on 5 Feb 2007; if the current described outbreak, Lata Poultry farm,
          is officially confirmed, it will become outbreak no. 326. Bangladesh
          has submitted, so far, 21 follow-up reports on the H5N1 situation to
          the OIE.

          The previous outbreak, no. 325, in the Yati poultry farm, Khetlal
          Fakirpara, Joypurhat, Rajshahi, was reported to the OIE in
          Bangladesh's follow-up report no. 21, submitted on 20 Jan 2010. It
          involved a commercial layer flock where 250 chickens died out of 1132
          on the farm. The remaining 932 birds were destroyed, in line with the
          prevailing national disease control policy, which prohibits the use of
          vaccine. The report, including a map, is available at
          <http: www.oie.int="" wahis="" public.php?page="single_report&pop=1&reportid=8866 ">.

          A summary of all reports, including a map showing the location of the
          outbreaks, is available at
          <http: www.oie.int="" wahis="" public.php?page="event_summary&reportid=5154">. -
          Mod.AS]

          [The HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Bangladesh is available at
          <http: healthmap.org="" r="" 013k="">. - Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]</http:></http:></http:></promed@promedmail.org></http:></http:></http:>

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          • #6
            Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

            Bird flu strikes in Sirajganj, 3000 poultry culled
            Wed, Jan 27th, 2010 12:13 am BdST Dial 2324 from your mobile for latest news



            Sirajganj, Jan 26 (bdnews24.com) – Thousands of chickens were culled as bird flu struck at a farm in Sirajganj Sadar on Tuesday, with fears that thousands more dead birds in the district may have been infected, local livestock officials said.

            A team of district veterinarians and officials, led by upazila nirbahi officer Mohammad Hossain, culled about 3,000 birds of Akmal Poultry Farm at Ranigram village beside the Jamuna river on Tuesday night following detection of avian influenza there.

            District livestock official Mohammad Abdul Mannan said, "After receiving reports of bird flu, we destroyed the birds of Akmal Farm considering it is a very harmful virus which can affect man and bird equally."

            Asked about the number of poultry farms or birds affected in the district, he failed to draw any figure.

            However, Mohammad Akmal Hossain, general secretary of Bangladesh Poultry Farm Association's district unit, said: "About 2,000 poultry have already died of bird flu, which local livestock officials put down to Ranikhet at first without carrying out any tests."

            Ranikhet is another highly infectious viral disease of poultry, which strikes in winter.

            "But we along with the concerned authorities sent samples to Dhaka. We received confirmation of avian influenza this morning (Tuesday)," said Hossain.

            About 10,000 birds of at least 20 poultry farms of Sialkole union in the Sadar Upazila reportedly died of Ranikhet between Jan 10-20, according to the local livestock office, though tests were not carried out to confirm the disease.

            However, after the detection of avian influenza in then other cases, livestock officials said Tuesday those poultry might also have died of bird flu.

            Mohammad Faridul Islam, president of Bangladesh Poultry Farm Association's Sirajganj unit, said the disease broke out due to import of eggs and poultry from India.

            "The industry in this district may collapse if the government doesn't take steps immediately," he said.

            http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=152139&cid=2
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            • #7
              Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

              Wednesday, January 27, 2010
              Front PageBird flu hits another poultry farm
              Staff CorrespondentThe bird flu virus H1N1 struck a poultry farm in Sirajganj yesterday, two days after it infected a farm in Joypurhat.

              Officials of the Directorate General of Livestock confirmed that Akmal Poultry Farm at Ranigram of Sirajganj sadar upazila was infected with the bird flu virus.

              Earlier on January 5, the virus was detected at Yati Poultry Farm less than half a kilometre away from Lata Poultry Farm.

              The Directorate General of Livestock has asked the farm to cull some 3,000 birds.

              While talking to The Daily Star Director General of Directorate General of Livestock Habibur Rahman said the chance of spreading the H1N1 virus is high as the neighbouring country India is experiencing the outbreak of the flu.

              He also said vigilance in the affected localities have been strengthened to contain the spread of the virus.

              Disinfectant will be sprayed soon at 40 specific points from where chicken and eggs are transported to contain the spread, he said.

              The Directorate General of Livestock also sent a proposal to the commerce ministry for cancelling the standing order for eggs and one-day-old chicken from West Bengal, he added.

              The Directorate General of Health Services has also strengthened its surveillance in the localities where H1N1 virus has been confirmed. The people involved in handling and culling the infected birds will be kept under careful observation for two weeks.

              The poultry owners are suggested to maintain bio-security properly at their farms.
              http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=123694
              Twitter: @RonanKelly13
              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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              • #8
                Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

                The above article mentions H5N1 not at all, but H1N1 three times. It is obvious (IMO) that this is an H5N1 outbreak.

                It is a bad sign if the authorities do not know the difference between H1N1 and H5N1 in that area.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 (and maybe H1N1) outbreaks in poultry

                  So not only did they write the wrong virus, they got the wrong place too. I don't think I've ever seen ProMED issue a double correction, but we might here.

                  http://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?..._ID:1000,81088

                  Archive Number 20100127.0293
                  Published Date 27-JAN-2010
                  Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (06): Bangladesh (RJ) correction


                  AVIAN INFLUENZA (06): BANGLADESH (RAJSHAHI) CORRECTION
                  ************************************************** ****
                  A ProMED-mail post
                  <http://www.promedmail.org>
                  ProMED-mail is a program of the
                  International Society for Infectious Diseases
                  <http://www.isid.org>

                  Date: Wed 27 Jan 2010
                  From: Afzal Hossain <afzal_f77@yahoo.com> [edited]


                  Re: ProMED-mail Avian influenza (04): Bangladesh (RJ) 20100126.0286
                  -------------------------------------------------------------------
                  It will be Joypurhat district instead of Gazipur.

                  --
                  Dr Md Afzal Hossain
                  Program Coordinator
                  HPAI Active Surveillance Network Program
                  DLS & FAO
                  Bangladesh
                  <afzal_f77@yahoo.com>

                  [The ProMED-mail posting mentioned above included the following 1st paragraph:

                  "Some 531 chickens were culled at a poultry farm in Gazipur on Monday
                  [25 Jan 2010] in presence of the district livestock officer after it
                  was affected by bird flu virus H5N1."

                  Gazipur (the location indicated by the Dhaka-based media source) was
                  erroneous. The poultry farm where the outbreak was detected is located
                  in Joypurhat district.


                  Thanks to Dr Afzal Hossain for the correction. - Mod.AS]

                  [see also:
                  Avian influenza (04): Bangladesh (RJ) 20100126.0286]
                  ...................................arn/mj/dk

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                    Saturday, January 30, 2010
                    Metropolitan

                    <FIELDSET>

                    Take steps to contain bird flu

                    Poultry farm protection body urges govt


                    </FIELDSET>
                    Staff correspondent, Khulna

                    Bangladesh Poultry Farm Protection National Committee (BPFPNC) demanded the government to take immediate and effective measures to contain outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) to save the poultry sector from being ruined.

                    They made the demand at a press conference at Khulna Press Club yesterday.

                    The general secretary of the national committee Khandaker Muhammad Mohsin accused the minister for fisheries and livestock for his wrong decision as reasons for sudden spread of avian influenza in some districts in the country.

                    The minister is not well aware of real problems being faced by the country's poultry industry, he said in his written statement at the press conference.

                    He also accused a group of owners of hatcheries and feed mills for rise in prices of broiler and layer chicks.

                    The BPFPNC general secretary while advising poultry farm owners to strengthen bio security of their farms stressed the need for implementation of training programmes across the country in this respect and creating awareness against infection of avian influenza.

                    http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=124083
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                      Source: http://sify.com/news/bangladesh-cull...irOfihadg.html

                      Bangladesh culls 13,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
                      2010-02-08 17:50:00

                      Bangladesh has culled about 13,000 chickens after fresh outbreak of bird flu in the country last month, officials said Monday.

                      Ataur Rahman, bird flu control room official, told Xinhua, a total of '12,789 chickens were culled so far this year after fresh outbreak of the avian influenza in commercial farms.'

                      Of the total, he said, '9,526 birds, including 8,821 in a commercial firm in Dhaka, were culled in the first week of this month.'

                      In January, when the outbreak of the disease was reported, 3,263 chickens were culled.

                      Habibur Rahman, director general of Bangladesh's Fisheries and Live Stock Department, said the department has strengthened its surveillance to contain further spread of the infectious disease.

                      So far, four districts were affected by bird flu.

                      Officials, however, said with the rise of temperature in March and April, the risks from the disease would gradually ease.

                      Bird flu was first detected in Bangladesh in a poultry farm near Dhaka in March 2007.

                      The disease was later spread to 47 districts between December 2007 and March 2008.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                        Post #11:
                        So far, four districts were affected by bird flu.
                        Apprehension of bird flu still alive in Tripura

                        Agartala, Feb 20 : The Tripura government has appealed to all concerned organisations to remain alert from outbreaking of avian flu in the state, which is bordered by Bangladesh on three sides.



                        According to a release issued here today, there is no report of fresh disease in the state, but apprehension still prevails as 47 out of 64 districts in neighbouring Bangladesh are affected by it.
                        -snip-
                        http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-55579.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                          Saturday, March 13, 2010Front PageBird flu hits Thakurgaon poultry farm
                          Our Correspondent, ThakurgaonIt was avian influenza commonly known as bird flu that triggered death of chickens at a poultry house in Thakurgaon district headquarters in the last couple of days, said livestock officials yesterday.

                          District Livestock Officer Mosaddekur Rahman told The Daily Star that a total of 395 parent chickens at Kazi Breeders Limited Yakubpur branch had died until Thursday noon starting from Wednesday night.

                          As the mortality rate was abnormal, the farm authorities informed the livestock office, he said.

                          Livestock officials immediately collected samples and sent those to Joypurhat Field Decease Investigation Laboratory Thursday evening. Samples were also sent to Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Savar.

                          Meanwhile, fearing bird flu infection, the farm authorities isolated the parent chickens and eggs and imposed restriction on bringing the birds and eggs to other side of the poultry.

                          Yesterday around 5:45pm the BLRI sent a fax massage to the District Livestock office confirming the bird flu detection.

                          A 50-member team from District Livestock Office with the help of district administration started a culling drive yesterday around 7:30pm.

                          About 1,17,626 parent stock and about 2,10,000 eggs would be destroyed there, said the district livestock officer.

                          Thakurgaon Deputy Commissioner Munshi Shahabuddin Ahamed told the Daily Star that they have put a ban on carrying, purchasing and selling of chicken, duck, pigeon, eggs and all sorts of birds from the farm.

                          DC Shahabuddin said we would also try to make people aware of the influenza.

                          The district administration placed a three-month ban on trading of such birds in the area.
                          http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig...php?nid=129868

                          See also thread: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=142820
                          “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                            Brahmanbaria East Central Bangladesh - previous date 20 February

                            Bird-flu becomes bane of B'baria poultry farmers

                            Our Correspondent

                            BRAHMANBARIA, Feb 20: The poultry farmers in the district are counting huge losses every day as the sales of the poultry birds have come down drastically due to Avian influenza panic, widely known as bird-flu.

                            Although the viral disease of birds has not yet been detected in the district, most people are reluctant to buy chickens.

                            In the kitchen markets of the district town, prices of poultry birds came down to Tk 75 from Tk 95 per kg due to lower demand of the same.

                            Even the restaurant owners, let alone general public, have stopped buying chickens as the customers hardly order for chicken dish these days.

                            Taking loans from the Department of Youth Development (DYD) and local non-government organisations (NGOs), many unemployed youths in the district had set up small poultry farms here to become self-reliant, sources added.

                            According to District Livestock Department (DLD), there are some 208,640 broiler chickens in 323 broiler poultry farms, 131,360 layer chickens in 50 layer poultry farms and 51,050 ducks in 85 duck poultry farms in the district.

                            Brahmanbaria District Avian influenza Prevention Committee (DAPC) recently arranged the preparation meeting six times and inspiration meeting twice at the deputy commissioner's (DC) conference room recently to check the spread of the bird-flu virus, official sources added.

                            Brahmanbaria municipality officials continue spraying medicines on the poultry shops in the town kitchen markets to check the spread of bird-flu. DLD also is spraying VIRKONS, TIMSON liquid, etc. germ destroying medicines at Akhaura Land Custom Station, Bangladesh-India Border area.

                            DLD staff are monitoring the poultry farms all the times. They have also taken steps to increase awareness against bird-flu among those who nourish poultry birds every day.

                            Poultry farm owners apprehended that they might be forced to shut down their farms in the near future if the prices of poultry birds continued to come down due to bird-flu.

                            Meanwhile, preventive medicines such as Casumix Plus (H), Poleaxe and CSBS are selling at exorbitant prices in local markets.

                            In the situation, the poultry farm owners in the district have sought an urgent action in this connection.

                            http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.co...&news_id=26034
                            “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                              Re: Bangladesh: New H5N1 outbreaks in poultry

                              Bangladesh slaughters 117,000 birds over avian flu

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                              DHAKA (AFP) – At least 117,000 chickens were destroyed in northern Bangladesh Sunday after avian flu outbreak on one of the country's largest poultry farms, a local official said.

                              The deadly H5N1 strain of flu was detected on Saturday when 400 chickens died suddenly at the Kazi Farms complex in Thakurgaon town, district livestock chief Mosaddekur Rahman told AFP.

                              "Tests confirmed presence of the H5N1 bird flu in 15 sheds of the farm and we ordered destruction of all 117,600 layer chickens," he said.

                              Kazi Farms is Bangladesh's largest poultry bird and egg producer. General manager of the company Ataur Rahman said another 200,000 eggs had also been destroyed in the single largest outbreak of bird flu in the country.
                              "Our loss will be more than 400 million taka (six million dollars)," he told AFP.
                              Bangladesh was hit by bird flu in February 2007, when more than one million birds were slaughtered on thousands of farms across the country.
                              The last major outbreak was in November 2008 when 10,000 birds were culled over a two-month period, with smaller outbreaks detected in 2009.
                              Bangladesh's poultry industry is one of the world's largest, producing 220 million chickens and 37 million ducks annually.
                              The country reported its first confirmed human case of bird flu in May 2008, but the government said the 16-month-old baby who contracted the virus recovered.

                              http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100314...hflubangladesh

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