Guinea reports first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak on farms

120,478 poultry have been killed as a result
calendar icon 7 June 2022
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Guinea has reported six outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza on farms in the western part of the country, reported Reuters, citing the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) on Tuesday.

The outbreaks were the first ones reported in Guinea and were mostly found at laying hen farms, the Paris-based body said, quoting information from Guinean health authorities.

A total of 120,478 poultry died or were killed because of the outbreaks, they said.

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