H5N1: Kelantan veterinary dept destroys 1,800 poultry and 1,075 eggs

H5N1: Kelantan veterinary dept destroys 1,800 poultry and 1,075 eggs

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KOTA BHARU: Kelantan Veterinary Providers Division destroyed 1,800 poultry and 1,075 eggs yesterday in a bid to stem the outbreak of avian flu (H5N1) within the state.

The division in a press release in the present day stated it additionally took 115 samples from 23 premises in a monitoring operation carried out yesterday.

It didn't disclose the places concerned within the operation however stated no new affected location have been reported as of yesterday.

"General till March 19, a complete of 28 places examined constructive for H5N1 virus in six areas - Kota Bharu (14 places), Pasir Mas (six), Tumpat (three), Tanah Merah (one), Bachok (one) and Pasir Puteh (three) involving 43 premises.

"The entire poultry disposed of thus far is 33,153 and 13,342 eggs, whereas for monitoring actions, a complete of three,127 samples had been taken from 525 house owners," the division stated.

In the meantime, state Agriculture, Agro-based Business, Biotechnology and Inexperienced Know-how Committee chairman Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi urged farmers and residents to report instantly, any incidence of poultry dying of their space.

He stated it was to facilitate the management operations and permit speedier restoration from the epidemic.

"We hope the state authorities would be capable of shortly declare the state as illness free to allow farmers to renew their actions," he advised reporters.

He stated this after attending the opening by Regent of Kelantan Tengku Dr Muhammad Faiz Petra, of the fifth assembly of the 13th session of the Kelantan State Legislative Meeting at Complicated Kota Darul Naim right here in the present day.

The Kelantan state authorities on March 15 declared the outbreak as a 'state catastrophe'. - BERNAMA

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