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China Reports Bird Flu in Tibet, Animal-Health Organization Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- China reported an outbreak of bird flu in a village in Tibet, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health said in an alert on its website today, citing a notification from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Authorities found highly pathogenic avian influenza in birds in the village of Sangda, according to the organization. The bird flu killed 290 birds, and another 1,575 were destroyed, according to the notice.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rudy Ruitenberg at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net


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