Bangladeshi authorities say they have slaughtered nearly 10-thousand birds in five districts, as the country faces a fresh outbreak of the deadly avian flu virus.
An official in the Department of Fisheries and Livestock says poultry in the northern district of Kurigam have tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain. The district is the fifth to report the virus since bird flu re-emerged in Bangladesh in recent months.
Earlier this year, Bangladesh culled more than one million birds after authorities discovered bird flu in nearly 50 of the country's 64 districts. Bangladeshi officials say they are stepping up monitoring and preventative measures.