YANGON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- About 5,000 chickens have died of H5N1 bird flu, also known as avian influenza at a farm in Dawei, southern Tanintharyi region as of Friday, official media reported Saturday.
Sales of eggs and chickens are strictly prohibited in the affected area and cleansing measures in the farming area are being taken.
Other regions and states are also being examined after the avian flu's outbreak in Dawei.
As the avian flu is usually classified into three groups, type A, B and C, Type A outbreak in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region is the virus type which can easily infect both humans and animals.
The first outbreak of A/H5N1 avian flu occurred in 2006 in Myanmar.