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More H5N1 Bird Flu Cases Reported

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on June 6, 2012, that Gansu Province in northwestern China had reported an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in poultry. It occurred at a chicken farm in Jingtai County, Baiyin City, Gansu Province. On June 1, about 6,200 chickens showed symptoms of H5N1 at a farm in a village in Luyang, a town in Jingtai County. So far 260 of them have died. On June 5, the MOA reported that the China National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed that the epidemic was H5N1 bird flu. A total of 18,460 chickens have since been culled.

Source: The Central People’s Government of China, June 6, 2012