Nepal reported outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm

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Nepal has reported firmed an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Nepalese authorities.

The virus killed 3,650 of the 6,200 hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled, the Paris-based OIE said. Nepal had already reported last month an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard chickens and ducks, reports Reuters.

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