BRIEF — Tamu chicken farms to be isolated due to bird flu risk

Chicken farms in Tamu, northwest Burma, are being corralled into a “chicken zone” to reduce the risk of bird flu, according to The New Light of Myanmar which cited Tamu officials saying that the prevalence of chicken farms in the area is “causing health hazards to locals”. Currently there are over 30 chicken farms in the Tamu area, keeping a combined total of up to 30,000 chickens. There has not been a reported case of bird flu in Burma.