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Another disease outbreak in China: Bird flu which can spread to humans

Christian Fernsby |
At least 4,500 chickens have been killed by a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 avian influenz which can spread to humans at a farm in Shaoyang in the southern province of Hunan.

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Topics: CHINA    BIRD FLU   

The authorities have culled and disposed of 17,828 chickens following the outbreak, which was confirmed by Beijing's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Saturday.

The farm where the outbreak occurred had 7,850 chickens, said officials, who have sealed off and sterilised the affected area.


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