08/31/2007

Microgard Limited

Microgard® 2500 Plus protects Czech military from Bird Flu

5th July 2007

Health officials and Czech Army personnel wearing Microgard® 2500 Plus coveralls have supervised the destruction of 27,528 broiler chickens at a poultry farm in the central Czech Republic, in a devastating outbreak of bird flu.

Following confirmation of the disease at Norin, Usti nad Orlici, Pardubický province, movement controls were imposed on poultry farmed in the region, along with disinfection and quarantine of the birds on the affected farm.

Vaccination has been blocked, with all directly susceptible birds being slaughtered. A European Commission report noted a protection zone of 3 km radius and a surveillance zone of 10 km around the infected holding.