Burma has told the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that recent poultry deaths in the country were not due to bird flu.
The Burmese government's livestock and breeding agency announced Wednesday that no bird flu has been found in Burma. The F.A.O. had asked the government to check a report of possible bird flu Tuesday.
The Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma has reported that thousands of chickens died last week in the city of Moulmein and local residents were worried about bird flu.
Bird flu, which can be spread from birds to humans, has killed at least 46 people in Asia in the past two years. Scientists fear a strain could develop that passes from person to person, causing an epidemic.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.