Monday, June 4, 2012

Bird flu found in 21 poultry farms‎ out of 85 big poultry farms in Bangladesh

Bird flu has been detected in 21 out of 85 big poultry farms in Bangladesh this year and over 46,000 chicks have been culled till May 31, officials said in Dhaka yesterday.

In the wake of spread of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, in poultry farms across the country, an eight-member experts committee was formed yesterday to devise a plan to start a vaccination programme. The committee was given three days to submit its
recommendation.

The decision came at the second meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) following a plan submitted by the technical committee. Minister for Fisheries and Animal Resources Abdul Latif Bishwas chaired the meeting.

The 22-member NAC was formed last year under Avian Influenza Response Plan (AIRP) to prevent and eliminate bird flu in Bangladesh. Read More