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Thailand To Disinfect Poultry Farms In Effort To Prevent Bird FluThailand To Disinfect Poultry Farms

Published on 19 November, 2006, Last updated at 09:50 GMT


Thailand's central government has ordered all provincial livestock authorities to disinfect poultry farms in an effort to prevent outbreaks of bird flu which have devastated the poultry industry in recent years, a government official said Sunday.

Thailand's last reported case of bird flu was more than three months ago, but after recent floods in the central provinces authorities decided to order all farms be disinfected, director- general of the Department of Livestock Development Yukol Limlamthong said.

Farms have been ordered to disinfect as the flood waters recede, he said.

Thailand and the governments of its neighbouring countries, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia also recently agreed to work together to prevent possible outbreaks, Yukol said.


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