No new H5N1 locations in Kelantan

No new H5N1 locations in Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU: There was no new places in Kelantan discovered to be affected by the fowl flu (H5N1) epidemic in Kelantan since yesterday, stated the Kelantan Veterinary Providers Division.

In a press release immediately, the division stated 426 reared fowls and 463 eggs have been culled yesterday and that the monitoring can be continued.

Nevertheless, the assertion didn't identify the places of those fowls and eggs.

"As of yesterday, 28 places in six districts have been confirmed to be constructive for the H5N1 virus, specifically Kota Bharu (with 14 places), Pasir Mas (six), Tumpat (three), Tanah Merah (one), Bachok (one) and Pasir Puteh (three), involving 43 premises.

"A complete of 31,353 fowls and 12,267 eggs have been destroyed. As many as three,012 samples have been taken from 502 house owners," the assertion stated.

Based on the assertion, the epidemic had been introduced underneath management inside a 30km-radius of Kampung Pulau Tebu masking six districts affected by the H5N1 virus.

It additionally stated that no business hen rearing farms inside a 10km-radius the illness was detected to have been affected and that further measures have been taken to regulate it.

"The state of affairs is underneath management and confined to the affected areas, involving solely free-range hen of small rearers, and roadblocks have been set as much as management the motion of fowls from Kelantan," it stated.

"Up to now, there was no instances of an infection amongst people and hen meat and eggs which have been cooked are protected for consumption. The general public is urged to report back to the closest Veterinary Division if there are situations of hen demise," the assertion stated.

On March 15, the Kelantan state authorities was reported to have declared the hen flu epidemic (H5N1) a state catastrophe after a number of free-range chickens died from the illness in Kampung Pulau Tebu, Tunjong right here on March 6. - BERNAMA

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