Monday, March 13, 2006

Burma has reported its first case of Bird Flu, H5N1 strain

Burma has reported what is believed to be its first case of H5N1 bird flu.

The virus was detected after more than 100 chickens died near Mandalay earlier this month, according to Than Tun, director of animal health.

But there is no evidence of human infection, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

At least 97 people have died from bird flu since the disease's resurgence in 2003, two-thirds of them in Indonesia and Vietnam.Read full article via bbc news