Sweden reports avian influenza outbreak - WOAH

Authorities cull 47,938 birds to stop disease spread
calendar icon 10 January 2024
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Sweden has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus on a farm in the southern part of the country, Reuters reported, citing the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) on Tuesday. The disease continues its spread across Europe. 

The virus killed 1,316 birds, with the rest of the 47,938-strong flock slaughtered, the WOAH said, citing a report from the Swedish authorities.

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