Bird Flu: No New Infection Detected



PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 – An operation to destroy fowls and eggs in a bid to stem the outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in Kelantan has been conducted at all 36 locations confirmed positive with the virus. Therefore, the 36 locations are in the six districts in the state. 

The Veterinary Service Department, in a statement today, said that the operation was conducted at 51 premises yesterday in the six districts, namely Kota Bharu (15 locations), Pasir Mas (six), Tumpat (five), Tanah Merah (one), Bachok (six) and Pasir Puteh (three).

The number of fowls disposed were 56,953, while eggs, totalling 17,531, it said. According to the department, no new locations had been confirmed positive with the virus since the past 11 days. However, it advised the public to lodge a report with the department immediately on any incidence of poultry death in their area. — Bernama

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