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Avian Flu Outbreak in Cote d'Ivoire

29 May 2015

COTE D'IVOIRE - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Cote d'Ivoire.

The virus was of the H5N1 serotype.

98 out of 138 susceptible backyard birds were affected, and 93 birds died from the disease.

The outbreak is suspected to originate from introduction of new live animals or contact with wild species.

The outbreak occurred in the Bouake province,  in the centre of the country.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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