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Highly pathogenic avian influenza reported in China

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.

3 February 2020, at 2:07pm

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

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

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