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India reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Chhattisgarh state: OIE

The virus killed 5,634 out of 21,060 birds on the farm in Baikunthpur and all of the remaining birds were slaughtered, the Paris-based OIE said in an website alert.

8 January 2020, at 8:19pm

India has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry farm in the central state of Chhattisgarh, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from India’s fisheries and animal husbandry ministry.