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The Financial Express

China reports bird flu outbreak

Published: February 02, 2020 17:30:44 | Updated: February 04, 2020 13:01:29


China  reports bird flu outbreak

China has reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu in the country's Hunan province amid a rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic.

The country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced this on Saturday.

The virus was detected on a farm with nearly 8,000 chickens - more than half of them have already died because of the outbreak, according to local media.

However, China is not alone in trying to tamp down the spread of this virus. Earlier this week, authorities in India started culling chickens and destroying eggs to contain the bird flu virus, reports bdnews24.com.

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