Israel reports H5N8 bird flu at farm: OIE

Poultry is seen in a cage in AvielIsrael has reported an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm, a case likely due to contact with wild birds migrating from Europe, international animal health body OIE said on Monday. The outbreak occurred in Hefzi-Bah in the northern district of Hazafon and killed 1,500 birds out of 34,500 on the farm, the OIE said, citing information from the Israeli authorities. "Israel is on the migration route of wild birds coming from Europe to Africa.

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