Afghanistan reports H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE

The virus killed 794 birds on the farm, with the rest of the 22,000-strong flock slaughtered, the OIE said, citing a report from the Afghan authorities.
Chickens await vaccination against bird flu at a settlement in Russia.(REUTERS / File Photo)
Chickens await vaccination against bird flu at a settlement in Russia.(REUTERS / File Photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Afghanistan has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Herat province, which borders Iran, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

The virus killed 794 birds on the farm, with the rest of the 22,000-strong flock slaughtered, the OIE said, citing a report from the Afghan authorities.

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