China reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in Jiangsu province

The case occurred on a farm with 11,810 birds. It was not specified if they were chickens or other types of poultry.
The case occurred on a farm with 11,810 birds. It was not specified if they were chickens or other types of poultry.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday (Nov 23) that it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Yangzhou city in eastern Jiangsu province.

The case occurred on a farm with 11,810 birds. It was not specified if they were chickens or other types of poultry.

The authorities culled more than 31,000 poultry in the area following the case.