Nepal detects H5N1 bird flu on farm, WOAH says

Chickens for sale are seen in cages in a shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 18, 2017.
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      PARIS — Nepal has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, on a poultry farm near the capital Kathmandu, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Monday (Feb 6).

      The disease killed 2,909 laying hens and the rest of the 7,500-strong flock was slaughtered, WOAH said in a note, citing information from the Nepalese authorities.

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