The agriculture adviser has stated that over 33,000
poultry were culled and buried in the six inflicted farms with the bird flu
virus in suburban Savar.
Following an urgent cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Adviser. Dr Fakhruddin
Ahmed, the authorities confirmed the outbreak of the H5N1
"The government agencies concerned took urgent steps soon after the
detection of flu at the farms," said Health Adviser Dr. Motiur Rahman.
Authorities Friday ordered a series of steps including poultry culling and
health examination of people at inflicted poultry farms a day after the
government announced the detection of the virus.
World Health Organisation
representative, Dr. Duangvadee Sungkhobol stated, "We are very
concerned because of the population density of the country, but the
proliferation of the disease can be prevented through culling with cooperation
of poultry farm owners alongside people's awareness and other aggressive
Dr. Karim said the authorities also ordered stamping out and disinfecting
all poultry ranches around one kilometre radius of the afflicted firms, ban on
transportation of poultry birds, chickens, eggs and pet birds to anywhere from
within 10 km radius in the affected area through virtual fencing and collection
of people engaged in the flu inflicted ranches.