Bird flu prevention measures in Thailand

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BANGKOK (June 5): Thailand maintains disease control measures along the border and high risk areas amid concerns over bird flu infection in neighbouring Cambodia, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Citing a report by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Dr Somchuan Ratanamungklanon, Livestock Development Department spokesman, announced all quarantine measures remained effective for poultry import from Cambodia.

Livestock officials had collected samples from poultry farms in the 10 kilometre radius from the border for laboratory tests.

Officials also sprayed migratory bird sanctuaries across Thailand with disinfectant four times a year.

This year, over 965,000 locations or 62% had been complete.

Animal carcasses were regularly sent to the Animal Health Research Centre for bird flu lab tests, the spokesman said. — Bernama