Myanmar culls chickens, quail to contain H5N1 outbreak

February 26, 2015 4:13 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has culled thousands of poultry to try to contain an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Monywa, west of the commercial center of Mandalay, health officials said on Thursday.

The first outbreak of H5N1 in Myanmar was in the same region, about 525 miles (840 km) northwest of Yangon, in 2006and the last outbreak was in western Rakhine State in January 2011.

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