Poland detects new deadly bird flu case
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A new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu has been detected in northern Poland, the PAP news agency reported Saturday.

A new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu has been detected in northern Poland, the PAP news agency reported Saturday.(File Photo)
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    WARSAW, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu has been detected in northern Poland, the PAP news agency reported Saturday.

    Tests conducted by the State Veterinary Institute discovered the H5N1 virus in dead chickens in an egg-producing farm in Zuromin region, where bird flu cases have been reported earlier this month, the PAP cited a statement from Poland's Chief Veterinary Office as saying.

    About 200,000 chickens from four farms will be slaughtered, the statement said. This is the country's 8th outbreak of bird flu in the month.

    On Dec. 1, the country's first reported case of the deadly virus in domestic birds was confirmed in a poultry farm in Poland's central area. After that, several new cases of bird flu were detected in the country.

    Neighboring countries have banned fowl imports from the infected regions of Poland.

    As one of the European Union's leading poultry producers, Poland exported 230,000 tons of poultry to the European markets last year.

Editor: An Lu
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