China Reports Two New Avian Flu Outbreaks

CHINA - Two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported, both on farms in Jiangsu province in the east of the country. The H5N6 strain was detected in one outbreak (involving geese) and H5N2 in the other.
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The veterinary authority reported X new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) late last week.

One outbreak at a goose farm at Changzhou in Suzhou City in Jiangsu province on 25 January affected 1,185 birds of the flock of 19,284 birds. A total of 582 birds died and 18,702 were destroyed.

The virus variant was identified as the H5N6 strain.

Three days later, on 28 January, the H5N2 variant caused an outbreak of avian flu in poultry at a farm in Taixing in the Taizhou district, also in Jiangsu province. The type of birds was not given in the report.

Of the 40,896 birds on the farm, 1,616 died and 39,280 were destroyed.

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