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Iraq's Avian Flu Outbreaks Killing Millions of Birds

29 July 2016

IRAQ - Outbreaks of a H5 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus spread on farms in central Iraq in June and July.

Eleven outbreaks were reported in total, mainly affecting Baghdad but also the nearby Wasit region.

In total, 2.8 million birds died or were destroyed in the outbreaks. The source of the outbreaks is unknown.

As well as stamping out and disinfection, the country is using movement controls and surveillance measures to prevent further spread.

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