Sweden reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on poultry farm

Sweden has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the south of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on Wednesday, as the disease spreads in Europe and worldwide.

The virus killed 1,137 birds, with the rest of the 23,598-strong flock slaughtered, WOAH said, citing a report from the Swedish authorities.

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