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China Reports New Outbreak of Bird Flu in Jiangsu Geese

06 April 2015

CHINA - A new outbreak of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza has claimed the lives of more than 22,000 geese in Jiangsu province.

In Follow Up Report No.7 dated 3 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Chinese veterinary authority reports on new outbreak of avian flu.

The outbreak started on 27 March in Jiangsu at a goose farm with 22,669 birds. Of these, 260 showed symptoms and 93 died; the remaining 22,576 have been destroyed.

The presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the H5N6 subtype has been confirmed.

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