Cambodia reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in south-east

Earlier in January 2017, some 16 emus were culled in India (above) after they tested positive for H5N1.
Earlier in January 2017, some 16 emus were culled in India (above) after they tested positive for H5N1.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the southeastern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday (Jan 31).

The virus was found in chickens in the region of Svay Rieng last week, killing 68 birds and leading to the destruction of 322 others, the Cambodian farm ministry said in a statement posted on the OIE website.

(This is a developing story)