Bird flu outbreak: 500,000 chickens die in Burkina Faso

At least half a million chickens have been either killed by a bird flu outbreak in Burkina Faso or culled to prevent the virus spreading, the West African country announced Saturday.The outbreak of the highly pathogenic H1N1 strain of avian flu was detected late last year at 42 farms spread across seven regions in the centre and west of the country, Animal Resources Minister Moussa Kabore told a press conference.“At the end of December 2021, we noted a high mortality rate among poultry at our…

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