China reports H7N9 bird flu outbreak in Liaoning province

CHINA - China reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H7N9 bird flu at a zoo in northeastern Liaoning province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.
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The virus, first detected in a flock of peacocks, infected and killed nine birds in the zoo in Jinzhou city, according to a statement published on the website of the agriculture ministry

Local authorities culled 191 poultry following the outbreak.

Reporting by Hallie Gu and Tom Daly, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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