Hundreds of Wild Birds Dead from Avian Flu in China

CHINA - Hundreds of wild birds have died as a result of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in China.
calendar icon 24 July 2015
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The outbreaks were of the H5N1 subtype.

The first outbreak occurred on Galongcuo Bird Island in Tibet. There were 415 wild birds dead, including brown-headed gulls and bar-headed geese.

The second outbreak occurred in Shuangheer wetland nature park in Inner Mongolia, where 300 black-necked grebes died.

The source of the outbreaks is unknown.

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