Yet another deadly disease may spread in China's Hunan Province

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Yet another deadly disease may spread in China's Hunan Province

BEIJING - Yet another deadly disease may spread in China's Hunan Province.

China reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu at a farm in Shaoyang city of the southern province of Hunan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday.

The case occurred on a farm with 7,850 chickens, 4,500 of which have died of the bird flu.

The authorities have culled 17,828 poultry following the outbreak.

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