February 22, 2019 / 9:34 AM / a month ago

China reports new bird flu outbreak in Yunnan province

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new H5N6 bird flu outbreak in the southwestern province of Yunnan, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

The new case, found on a poultry farm with 2,861 birds in Lijiang city in Yunnan, infected and killed 463 of the animals, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website.

Local authorities have culled 55,917 birds following the outbreak, according to the statement.

Reporting by Hallie Gu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Tom Hogue

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