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    China reports new H5N6 bird flu case in Xinjiang region
    Published20 January, 2020
    Updated 20 January, 2020

    BEIJING - China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it had detected the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian flu in swans in its western Xinjiang region.

    The case is the third this month of the strain in swans in Xinjiang...

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    Government report:

    Swan H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Manas County, Xinjiang

    Date: 2020-01-20 17:38 Author: Source: Agriculture and Rural Department of Public Information Office

      Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Press Office 1 Yue 20 released, Changji City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Manas County occurred wild swans H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu.

      1 Yue 20 days, the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas to the control center reported Chinese animal epidemic prevention, confirmed by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory, Manas County Lanzhou bay wetlands wild swans occur H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu. The wetland area habitat Swan 800 more than feathers, the incidence of 13 feathers, death 13 birds. After the outbreak, a local person has been sent to pay close attention to the dynamics of the swan in the habitat and disinfect the surrounding environment. All sick and dead birds have been harmlessly treated.


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      New H5N6 Bird Flu Reported Among Swans In China's Xinjiang - Ministry
      A deadly strain of H5N6 bird flu reported in Xinjian, China by the ministry of agriculture. The fourth case in the last month and it has already killed 19 swans
      Written By Shubham Bose | Mumbai | Updated On: January 21, 2020 22:38 IST

      The Chinese ministry of agriculture on Tuesday announced that it had detected a highly deadly strain of H5N6 avian flu among swans in the western Xinjiang region. According to the ministry, 19 swans have already died in the Xinjiang reservoir that houses close to 150 swans.
      Avian flu outbreak at Xinjiang

      Reports indicate that this recent case is the fourth such outbreak this month of the deadly strain in Xinjiang. The local administration in Xinjiang has worked hard in an attempt to convert what was previously farmland back into a natural habitat for swans. The region's wetlands that form the natural habitat for the swans have almost doubled in recent years to 11,000 hectares. They have come to become important wintering grounds for swans and other species of waterbirds according to reports...