Animal Resources inspectors have paid 17 visits to poultry farms across Bahrain to monitor the health conditions of broiler chickens.
Three other visits were also paid to egg-producing poultry farms, the abattoir and the hatchery (Delmon Poultry).
Officials also inspected traditional suqs and other outlets to conduct bird flu rapid tests. The checks come as Iraq yesterday reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, on a farm southeast of Baghdad, the World Organisation for Animal Health said.
The outbreak last month at the poultry farm in the province of Wasit killed 24,060 birds out of a flock of 158,000, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from its Iraqi delegate.