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China reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hunan province

Reuters/Beijing
Filed on February 1, 2020 | Last updated on February 1, 2020 at 08.43 pm
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(Reuters)

The case occurred on a farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu.


China reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu at a farm in Shaoyang city of the southern province of Hunan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday.

The case occurred on a farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu.

The authorities have culled 17,828 poultry following the outbreak.





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