Egypt reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in wild birds

Highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus was found in two wild birds in the northern part of Egypt. (File photo: AP)

Egypt reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in two wild birds in the northern part of the country, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Egyptian farm ministry.

Two common coots were found dead in Damietta during routine epidemiological surveillance activity, the Egyptian authorities said in the report.
 

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