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Iraq detects bird flu cases in eastern province

2021 Jun 27, 12:08, Bhagdad
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Bird flu cases were detected in a poultry farm in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, and necessary measures have been taken to curb the spread of the disease, an Iraqi health official said Saturday.

The new cases were detected in a small poultry farm on Thursday in a village near the provincial capital Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, Mahmoud Farhan al-Shammari, head of the veterinary hospital in Diyala, told Xinhua.

"We have informed the governor of Diyala and taken necessary measures to control the disease, including the culling of more than 4,000 chickens and closing the poultry farm for 90 days," al-Shammari said.

The rapid response of the veterinary hospital helped prevent the transmission to other areas, he added. 

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