September 27, 2007


Bangladesh culls 6,000 poultry after bird flu detected



A district in northwestern Bangladesh has culled 6,000 chickens after bird flu was reported September 25.


The outbreak was at Sahapur village in Sadar in Bogra district, 170 km from the capital Dhaka.


News agency reported that Nakul Saha, owner of the poultry farm, took several dead chickens for laboratory tests, suspecting bird flu, which were later confirmed.


Bird flu was first detected in a poultry farm in Savar, 25 km west of the Dhaka in March this year. Laboratory test results showed the bird flu was of the H5N1 variety. Bangladesh has culled tens of thousands of poultry.

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