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Zimbabwe reports outbreak of bird flu virus


Zimbabwe has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a commercial poultry farm in Mashonaland East province, the World Organisation for Animal Health has said.

Some 7,845 animals have been killed while another 75,155 birds were culled, officials have said.

The virus was detected on a farm in Lanark, which is close to a small dam where there are a number of different migratory waterfowl, suspected to be (the) source of infection.

Zimbabwe joins the DRC as countries were they have been reported cases of an outbreak.

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