Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu -OIE

Local residents hold their birds as they wait for vaccination against bird flu  at a private hen house outside Saint-Petersburg, on April 5, 2006.
Local residents hold their birds as they wait for vaccination against bird flu at a private hen house outside Saint-Petersburg, on April 5, 2006.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday (Dec 29).

The disease was detected on Dec 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture.

It did not specify the type of birds that were infected.