Croatia announces an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm


PARIS (Reuters) – Croatia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus at a poultry farm, the World Organization for Animal Health said on Tuesday.

The Paris-based WOAH organization said in a report, citing Croatian authorities, that the outbreak infected five poultry out of a flock of 19,600 birds on a farm in Brodsko-Posavska district near the Bosnian border.

Highly contagious avian influenza, known as avian influenza, has spread around the world in recent years, killing hundreds of millions of poultry.

(Reporting by Sybille de la Hamide; Editing by Jos Trompez)

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