Chicken culling to halt H5N1

Burma has destroyed thousands of poultry animals in an effort to contain an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Monywa Township, Reuters says. 1,400 chickens and 10,000 quails have died from the infection since it broke out earlier this month, with more than 1,500 chickens and 20,000 quails culled. The disease is reportedly being brought under control and is not known to have spread to humans.