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Outbreak of bird flu reported in Patna- World Organisation for Animal Health

An outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus was reported on a poultry research farm in Bihar’s northeastern state, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.

The outbreak started on Jan. 18 and was reported on Feb. 16, according to the report. The virus killed 787 out of 3,859 birds on the farm in Patna and all of the remaining birds were slaughtered, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from India’s authorities.

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