BH-20170818-59545-CHN – Biological Hazard – China – Asia

China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday. The outbreak in Luodian, a city of 345,000 people in southwestern Guizhou, was confirmed as the H5N6 strain of virus, the ministry said in the statement on its website. The local government culled 8,110 birds after the outbreak, which infected 13,103 quails and killed 9,752 of the birds at some quail farms, the statement said. This Chinese outbreak occurred as the Philippines reported a second bird flu outbreak on Friday, a week ...

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