Fears of bird flu epidemic raise alert level to second highest level
The country raised its bird flu alert status today to its second-highest level as two more outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu occurred after the first cases were confirmed last week.
The new bird flu outbreaks were discovered at two duck farms in the central and southwestern regions of the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement today.
All 30,500 ducks at the farms have been culled.
One more case was confirmed yesterday and the second earlier today, the ministry statement said.
Since the first cases of the H5N6 avian influenza virus... read more
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