Israel reports highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at turkey farm

PARIS (Reuters) – Israel has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a turkey farm in the northern region of Hazafon, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Israel’s agriculture ministry.

The virus infected 350 out of a flock of 13,500 turkeys in Ma’ale Gilboa, the report said.

Some 200 birds died of the virus and the rest of the flock was slaughtered, it said.

Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide, editing by Gus Trompiz


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