China reports outbreak of highly contagious H5N1 bird flu at chicken farm
The Chinese agriculture ministry notifies a global animal health agency that the virus killed 1,050 chickens
China has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a farm in Qinghai province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health said on Tuesday, citing an account from the Chinese agriculture ministry.
The virus killed 1,050 broiler chickens out of a flock of 1,615 at a farm in the Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan autonomous prefecture, according to the report.
The remaining ones were killed and disposed of, the ministry said.
China had reported outbreaks of H5N6 and H7N9 bird flu viruses in March.