Via Free Malaysia Today: H5N1: 1,800 birds, 1,075 eggs destroyed in Kelantan. Excerpt:
KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan Veterinary Services Department destroyed 1,800 birds and 1,075 eggs yesterday in a bid to stem the outbreak of avian flu (H5N1) in the state.
The department in a statement today said it also took 115 samples from 23 premises in a monitoring operation conducted yesterday.
It did not disclose the locations involved in the operation but said no new locations were reported as of yesterday.
“Overall, until March 19, a total of 28 locations tested positive for H5N1 virus in six areas – Kota Bharu (14 locations), Pasir Mas (six), Tumpat (three), Tanah Merah (one), Bachok (one) and Pasir Puteh (three) – involving 43 premises.
“The total number of poultry disposed of so far is 33,153 and 13,342 eggs, while for monitoring activities, a total of 3,127 samples have been taken from 525 owners,” the department said.
Meanwhile, state Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Biotechnology and Green Technology Committee chairman Abdullah Mat Nawi urged farmers and residents to immediately report any incidence of poultry deaths in their area.