October 24, 2018 / 10:48 AM / in 23 days

China confirms outbreak of H5N6 bird flu in Hubei province

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry confirmed on Wednesday an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu in central Hubei province

* The outbreak occurred on a farm near Yichang city, where 340 birds out of 529 died from the disease

* Authorities in the area culled almost 5,000 birds to control the spread of the disease (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Dominique Patton; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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