330,000 birds killed due to bird flu in Kazakhstan

Bird Flu

Some 330,000 birds on poultry farms have been killed in Kazakhstan due to highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in seven regions of the country, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Thursday.

More than 1.7 million birds have been vaccinated in 424 rural districts in Kazakhstan, the ministry said, adding that 7.7 million doses of vaccines have been distributed to regions affected by bird flu.

Due to strict quarantine measures, the outbreak of bird flu was relatively contained in the regions of Turkestan, Zhambyl, Aktobe and Karaganda, as well as in the city of Shymkent, according to the ministry.

The northern Kazakhstan region, which borders Russia, reported the country’s first outbreak of bird flu in early September.

Previously, Kazakhstan’s agriculture ministry said wild birds from Russia, where cases of bird flu were detected in August in the Omsk and Chelyabinsk regions, could transmit the virus to Kazakhstan.

Courtesy of noticiasagricolas.com.br


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