Saturday, February 23, 2013

Egypt: #H5N1 Breaks out in Poultry in Luxor Governorate


Dr. Ezzat Saad, Governor of Luxor, Thursday, lifting the state of emergency in the health and veterinary medicine to maintain, after the emergence of the epicenter of birds infected with avian influenza, the status of Esna, South province, and ordered the formation of a committee headed by Maj. Gen. Alaa Heras, general secretary of the province, to follow procedures preventive measures.

The Directorate of Veterinary Medicine, headed by Dr. Mahmoud Nubian, in collaboration with the relevant departments in Esna, and the strength of the security, went to the farm birds in the village of «Osvon Almtaana», after reporting no cases of bird flu farm, and was immediately taken samples from birds and analyzed, and emerged as a result of positive samples, were imposed cordon around the area, and the execution of 7 thousands of birds infected with the disease on the farm.

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