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China reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in wild birds

China’s agriculture ministry has confirmed an outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza in wild birds in the Northwestern province of Shaanxi.

10 June 2021, at 8:07am

Reuters reports that the outbreak was confirmed at the Hongjiannao nature reserve om the city of Shenmu. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs says that 4,249 wild birds were killed in the outbreak.

The six cases of highly pathogenic avian flu reported across China this year have been isolated incidents and there has been no regional outbreak, the ministry added.

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