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Seven New Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Burkina Faso

1 May 2015, at 12:25am

BURKINA FASO - There have been seven new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country.

According to Follow-up Report No.2 dated 29 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the veterinary authority in Burkina Faso reports seven new outbreaks of H5N1 high-path bird flu on poultry farms, all starting on 19 April.

Most of the affected farms were in the provinces of Kadiogo (five) and Poni (one), which have reported previous outbreaks but Bazega in central Burkina Faso now has its first cases.

Of the 18,264 bird affected, 16,009 died and 2,255 were slaughtered.

The presence of the H5N1 subtype of the virus has been confirmed.

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