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Thousands of chickens and ducks dead due to bird flu in Can Duoc district, Vietnam

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An H5N1 bird flu outbreak has hit Vietnam’s southern Long An province, killing thousands of chicken and ducks in the Long Son commune, Can Duoc district.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the H5N1 virus hit the farms owned by two families in the commune. One of the families lost about 3,600 ducks.

Local government agencies had to cull sick birds, as well as isolate and disinfect areas hit by the disease, tighten control of fowl transport in the affected areas and intensify bird flu vaccination.

Vietnam, however, has no report of new human cases of H5N1 infection since 2014, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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2,000+ birds killed due to bird flu in Munger, India

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Bird flu scare continues to persist in Bihar as 400 chickens were found dead at a poultry farm at a village in Bikram block in Patna district in the last 24 hours.

More than 2,000 birds, including chicken and ducks have been culled in a village at Munger after tests confirmed H5N1 virus.

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3.2 MILLION livestock dead due to heatwave throughout Korea

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The continuing heat wave has claimed the lives of millions of livestock across the country.

Nonghyup Property and Casualty Insurance said that, as of Wednesday, it had received reports of the deaths of three-million-232-thousand livestock due to the hot weather this year resulting in an estimated total loss of 17-point-three billion won.

They include three-million chickens, 176-thousand ducks and 14-thousand pigs.

An official of the insurer said two-point-19 million livestock, or about two thirds of the affected animals, died during a two-week period following the onset of the heat wave on July eleventh.

Farms in North Jeolla Province were hit hardest, reporting the deaths of 881-thousand livestock, followed by South Chungcheong at 593-thousand and South Jeolla at 545-thousand.

Around 95 percent of the farmhouses across the country are subscribing to the animal disaster insurance policy from Nonghyup or the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation.

The central government covers 50 percent of the insurance premiums, while local governments can provide additional financial assistance to the policy’s subscribers.

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50,000+ ducks killed due to bird flu in Stefanovo, Bulgaria

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50,000+ ducks killed due to bird flu in Stefanovo, Bulgaria

Many ducks killed due to bird flu in Yambol, Bulgaria

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Bulgaria’s authorities reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a duck farm in the southeastern region of Yambol, the food safety agency said on Thursday.
Authorities will cull all birds at the duck farm in the village of Zimnitsa and have set up a three-km protection zone around it. A ban on the trade and movement of domestic, wild and other birds and trade on eggs has been imposed, the agency said.
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2,000 ducks killed due to bird flu in Precigne, France

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2,000 ducks killed due to bird flu in Precigne, France

24,000 ducks dead due to bird flu in Guangxi province, China

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China reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the Guangxi province.
The report was given by the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday, citing a report from the Chinese agriculture ministry.
The virus killed 23,950 ducks out of a flock of 30,462 ducks, the ministry said. The remaining birds were all slaughtered, it said.
In a separate report, China also reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H7N9 bird flu in a backyard in the Shaanxi province, the OIE said.
The virus killed 810 layers out of a flock of 1,000 birds, it says.
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60 geese, ducks and chickens found dead with hearts removed ‘a mystery’ in Curitiba, Brazil

(Foto: Colaboração) - Mistério: 60 aves são mortas e têm coração arrancado
A mysterious situation left residents of the Bairro Alto, in Curitiba, pretty scared. 60 birds were found dead in a chicken coop.
Only two chickens were alive. The other birds between geese, ducks and chickens-had your heart ripped out. The owner of the chicken coop found all the dead animals, with precise cuts on the chest, back and neck. In addition, no blood has been identified in signs of forced entry at the location.
“I have no idea what could have happened. I’ve never seen such a thing. If they were two, three chickens, could tell that was a dog, but were a lot of birds, “said the owner of the chicken coop, Sidnei dos Santos.
Another aspect of the mysterious death is the fact that neither Saleh nor the neighbors heard any noise that would indicate the presence of any person in the place. “They always made noise when there were people around”
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Hundreds of ducks dead due to disease in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

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Hundreds of dead birds have been collected from a Kāpiti Coast lake.
Avian botulism is thought to be behind the deaths of up to 400 mainly mallard ducks at  Waikanae beach’s Pharazyn Reserve, Kāpiti Coast District Council parks and recreation manager Alison Law said.
The council was working with animal welfare groups to collect sick and dead birds from the reserve and had posted signs warning pet owners to take care.
The disease was spread through the carcasses and could make other animals sick if they ate an infected bird.
A bird carcass had been sent to Massey University’s Wildbase Pathology unit for testing for the disease, Law said.  “Although it is widely believed by all participating agencies that avian botulism is the cause of death.
“Avian botulism is tested for and detected in the body of an infected bird, not in a water source.”
A Kāpiti resident, who walked her dog at the on-leash reserve last week said she was used to seeing hundreds of birds at the lagoon and was struck by how empty and quiet the area was.
In January, two swans at Waimanu Lagoon, just south of Pharazyn Reserve, died due to suspected avian botulism.
Since then, animal welfare groups have cared for a number of birds struck down with the disease.
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300 ducks dead due to disease in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Christchurch public has been warned to avoid touching dead birds with their bare hands after 300 ducks were found dead due to avian botulism.
The birds may have caught the disease by eating maggots off dead bird carcasses.
Christchurch City Council has issued a warning about the birds and says they will be working to safely remove the carcasses as soon as possible. Avian botulism cannot be transferred to humans.
The council says the toxin which leads to the poisoning, clostridium botulinum, naturally occurs in soils found in ponds and wetlands and it can be harmless until the right environmental factors occur. 
The birds, mostly paradise shelducks and some mallards, were found around the Bromley oxidation ponds.
The council says outbreaks of avian botulism are not uncommon worldwide and have occurred in Christchurch previously.
A similar outbreak recently killed at least 50 birds in Te Aroha.
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