- KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti
National Joint Committee on Combating Bird Flu announced Monday that new
bird flu cases were found in Al-Sulaibiyah and Wafrah areas after examining
samples from about 466 birds.
- Spokesman of the committee Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti told the
press that about 50 bird flu cases were discovered among birds lately,
saying that two more cases were added due to samples taken from dead chickens
during the recent discovery.
- The health official denied the discovery of any human
bird flu cases, revealing that samples taken from 200 people involved in
the poultry industry came out negative for the disease.
- Some 45 units from Public Authority for Agriculture and
Fish Resources (PAAFR), stated the official, have covered 90 percent of
Wafrah, Abdali, Sulaibiyah, Kabd, and Al-Ahmadi areas, spraying farms and
stables with disinfectants.
- He revealed that most discovered cases were found in
house farms and not in poultry factories which as a matter of course stick
to high levels of health regulations.
- Al-Shatti pointed out that not every bird's death could
be attributed to H5N1, saying that laboratory tests would determine this
fact. (end) kt.