First Outbreaks of Bird Flu in Iraq in 10 yrs

By John Lee.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday that there have been six outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in Iraq between mid-December and early February, in the first occurrence of the disease in 10 years.

The outbreak has killed 77,101 birds, with another 641,498 destroyed as part of protection measures.

Full details can be found here.

(Source: OIE)

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