Report: Israel reports H5N8 bird flu at farm

By REUTERS
November 14, 2016 20:47

Israel reports H5N8 bird flu at farm - OIE

PARIS - Israel has reported an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm, a case likely due to contact with wild birds migrating from Europe, international animal health body OIE said on Monday.

The outbreak occurred in Hefzi-Bah and killed 1,500 birds out of 34,500 on the farm, the OIE said, citing information from the Israeli authorities.

"Israel is on the migration route of wild birds coming from Europe to Africa. The migration is ongoing and this virus strain probably arrived from Europe with migrating birds," the OIE said.



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