India reports outbreak of H5N1 avian Influenza

calendar icon 17 February 2022
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India reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 avian Influenza on a poultry research farm in the northeastern state of Bihar, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.

The virus killed 787 out of 3,859 birds on the farm in Patna and all of the remaining birds were slaughtered, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from India's authorities.

The outbreak started on 18 January and was reported on 16 February, reported Reuters.

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