In Sagaing Division, it has been reported that six family members of medical doctors have contracted H1N1.
Health officials in Burma have sought to calm fears among the public over the outbreak of H1N1, also known as swine flu.
Meanwhile, in Mandalay, the annual Taung Pyone festival has been called off due to fears of spreading the virus.
Government veterinarians and other officials inspected markets in Sagaing Division as a measure to prevent the spread of avian influence in the wake of a recent outbreak.
Sagaing Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing speaks to DVB about the recent outbreak of bird flu and his government’s efforts to contain it.
Dec 17, 2007 (DVB), The Burmese Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of human infection with bird flu in the country, according to the World Health Organisation. Tests…