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    Chiang Mai : The avian influenza has been detected on a poultry farm in Sittwe in Arakan State, according to the Burmese Ministry of Fishery and Livestock.The state newspapers confirmed that concerns first arose as some battery hens died on a poultry farm in Bumay Village in Sittwe Township. A Rangoon veterinary diagnostic lab diagnosed the deaths occurred because of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

    The Sittwe Township husbandry and veterinary pathology department issued an alert not to eat chickens from the farm and to cook chickens from other farms thoroughly.On Tuesday, local health service officials and staff began to visit poultry farms in Arakan State to examine the farms and to spray insecticides, a spokesperson of the Arakan State Health Department told Mizzima.

    A spokesperson at the Sittwe Township?s husbandry veterinary pathology department told Mizzima: ?The poultry on the farm seemed to be infected and when the colour of the cockscombs of some male chickens turned black, they died. We contacted the veterinary diagnostic lab and found that the chickens were infected the influenza.

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    Chickens Culled After Bird Flu Found in Sittwe

    Sittwe: Over 1,000 chickens have been culled in Sittwe Township in Arakan State after a tough strain of H5N1 virus was detected at a poultry farm, officials and a witness report.

    The latest infection was detected on 12 January at a poultry farm in Bumay Village Tract in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, after all the chickens died unexpectedly.

    A witness said, "Many chickens from around ten poultry farms in Tae Chaung Village were culled on Monday. The culling was conducted by the health department. I'd guess over 1,000 chickens were killed by the authority.

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      Machine translation from Thai

      News reports from foreign news media indicate that Myanmar's Department of Livestock Reporting Burma Announced today that Number of chickens in a village. Near Chit Ta Wei. This is the state capital san eggs die from bird flu type HPAI (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza) is now being taken measures necessary to control the spread infection such examination in the laboratory showed that chickens are. This disease is HPAI of Myanmar are working to control and prevent infection.
      สื่อนอกรายงานข่าวว่า ไก่จำนวนหนึ่งในพม่า ได้ล้มตายลงด้วยโรคไข้หวัดนก ในขณะที่ทางการเร่งควบคุมการแพร่เชื้อ


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        Bird flu outbreak forces poultry cull

        By AYE NAI
        <SMALL>Published: 20 January 2011</SMALL>

        Thousands of chickens have been culled in western Burma after health officials detected an outbreak of the H5N1, or ?bird flu?, virus.

        Around 10 farms close to Lathamar village in Arakan state have been affected, although one farmer told DVB that a one-kilometre radius had been placed around the village, within which all farms must be treated.

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          Avian flu found, chicken meat banned in Sittwe
          Monday, 07 February 2011 20:53 Kyaw Kha

          Chiang Mai (Mizzima) ? After finding the avian flu virus in poultry farms in Sittwe in Rakhine State, chicken meat has been banned in the entire township until February 11, said the Rakhine State Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department and Township Health Department.

          ?They have imposed a 24-day ban since January 19. All chicken meat and eggs are banned during this period?, said a senior officer of Rakhine State Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.

          He told Mizzima that a ?highly pathogenic avian influenza? (HPAI) was discovered in a poultry farm in Bumay Letthama village in Sittwe Township on January 12.

          The authorities banned both consumption and trading of chicken meat and chicken products in the township from January 19 to February 11.

          The health official warned that the ban order would be extended if the avian flu virus is found in new locations...


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            Committee formed to fight avian flu in Pyinmana
            Wednesday, 09 February 2011 21:23 Kyaw Kha

            Chiang Mai (Mizzima) ? After an outbreak of avian flu in the area, the Pyinmana Township Peace and Development Committee (TPDC) has formed a resident-based anti-avian flu committee comprising six teams.

            The committee, made up of the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department, the city development department, the police department, the fire department and the Red Cross, will work on the eradication and prevention of the disease, said committee officials...

            ...The H5N1 virus was first found at an egg-producing poultry farm owned in Paywetseikkone village, in the Thitlaylone village tract on the outskirt of Pyinmana. The virus reportedly spread to nearby domesticated chickens, according to the health department in Naypyidaw.

            The Paywetseikkone village poultry farm was infected with the virus by chickens brought from Taungoo in Pegu Division and similar avian flu cases were reported in Taungo, officials said...

            ...An editor of a Rangoon-based news journal, noting the proximity of the area to Naypyidaw, told Mizzima: ?They took action immediately on this case because the area is around Naypyidaw where the top leaders reside. If they had taken such immediate actions in natural disasters like cyclones Nargis and Giri, the people would not have suffered so much?.

            Similarly, chickens from 75 poultry farms in a one-kilometer radius of a poultry farm in Bumayletthama village in Sittwe, where a strain of ?highly pathogenic avian influenza? (HPAI) virus was first found on January 12, received prompt attention from the authorities, who culled a large number of chickens.

            In another case, the H5N1 virus was found in a poultry farm on February 2 in Bomya Ward, Tantse Township, Sagaing Division, where chickens were culled. The virus has been found in four areas so far this year...


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              Bird vendors not chickening out over disease fears
              By Cherry Thein
              (February 14 - 20, 2011 - Volume 29, No. 562)

              FOLLOWING official confirmation of an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Rakhine State last month, caged bird vendors in Yangon say their business does not pose a threat to public health...

              ...In light of the outbreak, U Soe Nyunt, chairman of Myanmar Birds and Nature Society, said earlier this month that his group had raised the issue of possible health hazards posed by bird releases in pagodas, a Buddhist practice in which people believe they earn merit by setting free captive birds.

              ?This is very dangerous because the birds are caught from the wild and may carry the virus and come into contact with humans,? U Soe Nyunt said.

              However, news of the HPAI outbreak has done nothing to curtail the practice of paying money to release imprisoned animals, according to bird vendors in Yangon.

              The vendors ? who are often seen outside pagodas, or walking the streets of downtown Yangon, carrying grimy cages filled with twittering birds ? vehemently denied last week that their business constituted a hazard to public health.

              ?What are you talking about? What HPAI? It is nonsense,? said one bird seller in downtown Yangon. ?We don?t fear such diseases. Fear won?t feed us. And if our birds are infected by some disease, we would be the first to die, not our custom...