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  • Myanmar (Burma): Two wait on test results after Monywa H5N1 outbreak

    Source: http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/nat...-outbreak.html

    Two wait on test results after Monywa H5N1 outbreak
    By Shwe Yee Saw Myint, Phyo Wai Kyaw, Hlaing Kyaw Soe and Pyae Thet Phyo
    Tuesday, 03 March 2015

    Health officials are awaiting the result of tests ordered in the case of two Monywa farmers who may be infected with bird flu. Three people who reported with fever symptoms over the weekend have been tested, but one has already been declared negative.

    The news comes as the Ministry of Health announced yesterday that all birds in the Monywa Fowl and Quail Livestock Special Zone, where the H5N1 strain of bird flu was discovered last week, are to be destroyed over the next few days.

    The National Health Laboratory in Yangon is expected to release the results of the blood tests in the next one or two days, health officials said.

    “Yesterday a person tested negative for H5N1, but test results are still awaited for the other men,” director general Dr Myint Hun told The Myanmar Times yesterday...
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