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China reports second bird flu outbreak in poultry in a week

China reports second bird flu outbreak in poultry in a week

China's second outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in poultry in a week has killed about 1,000 birds in the country's northwest, a news report said Thursday.
The latest outbreak occurred in a village near the city of Yinchuan in the Ningxia region, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Another 72,930 birds were destroyed in order to prevent the virus from spreading, the report said. It didn't say what kind of birds were involved.
A separate bird flu outbreak in the northern region of Inner Mongolia killed 985 chickens last week.
China has reported dozens of H5N1 outbreaks in its vast poultry flocks and has destroyed millions of birds to stop the spread of the virus.
Veterinary experts believe the virus is spread by wild fowl that migrate across China.
Health experts have warned that China is bound to suffer more human cases if it can't stop further outbreaks in poultry.


Updated : 2021-07-25 17:38 GMT+08:00