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Outbreak of H5N1 Reported – 95,000 Chickens Culled

On April 18, 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced that China’s Northwestern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region had reported an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry. “On April 13, more than 23,000 chickens at some farms in Yanglang Village of Touying Town in the city of Guyuan in Ningxia showed symptoms of suspected avian flu. On April 18, after testing samples collected at those sites, the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed that the epidemic was a case of H5N1 bird flu virus.” According to the MOA announcement, a total of 95,000 chickens have since been culled. 

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, April 18, 2012