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Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu reported in Karnataka

The H5N8 virus was detected on December 26 among birds in the village of Dasarahalli, killing 9 out of 951 birds.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 22:06 IST
Reuters, Paris
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India has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in Karnataka, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Indian agriculture ministry.

The H5N8 virus was detected on December 26 among birds in the village of Dasarahalli, killing 9 out of 951 birds. The others were culled, the Paris-based OIE said in a report posted on its website.

No details were given on the type of birds involved.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 21:44 IST