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China now has to fight coronavirus AND bird flu: ‘Highly pathogenic’ avian influenza hits two Chinese provinces near Hube

Some 1,840 fowl were killed by the H5N6 virus in Sichuan, China said yesterday
4,500 chickens had died of the H5N1 bug in Hunan, officials reported on Feb. 1
Four cases of bird flu outbreaks were also recorded in Xinjiang in January alone
The news comes as Beijing drains all its medical resources to fight coronavirus
The disease has killed at least 910 people and infected over 40,640 globally
‘Highly pathogenic’ bird flu has broken out in two Chinese provinces near Hubei since the beginning of the month as Beijing struggles to contain the novel coronavirus currently ravaging the country.
Nearly 2,000 fowl were killed by the H5N6 strain of avian influenza on a poultry farm in Sichuan Province, Chinese agricultural authority announced yesterday.
Just eight days earlier, 4,500 chickens were reported to have died of H5N1 virus in the province of Hunan.
Four outbreaks of H5N6 bird flu were also reported in western China’s Xinjiang in January alone.
Nearly 2,000 fowls were killed by the H5N6 strain of avian influenza on a poultry farm in Sichuan Province, Chinese agricultural authority announced yesterday (file photo) +13
Nearly 2,000 fowls were killed by the H5N6 strain of avian influenza on a poultry farm in Sichuan Province, Chinese agricultural authority announced yesterday (file photo)
Two strains of ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu have broken out in two Chinese provinces near Hubei. China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported one case in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, on February 1 and another case in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, yesterday +13
Two strains of ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu have broken out in two Chinese provinces near Hubei. China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported one case in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, on February 1 and another case in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, yesterday
The Ministry on February 1 alerted an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Hunan Province, which borders Hubei.
The bug hit a chicken farm in the city of Shaoyang, which is about a six-hour drive from Wuhan.
The Ministry said 4,500 out of the 7,850 chickens on the farm were killed and local officials had to cull 17,828 birds in a bid to contain the disease.
The bird flu has been classified as highly pathogenic because of the number of birds which have died from the disease.
There are lots of different strains of the virus.
Both H5N1 and H5N6 are among the four strains that have caused concerns of a bird-to-human transmission, according to NHS.
Although the disease doesn’t easily infect humans and is hard to spread from human to human, several people have caught it around the world and died.
The reports of the bird flu outbreaks come as China is straining all its resources in a bid to curb the fast-spreading novel coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan late December and has killed at least 910 so far.
The new coronavirus has killed at least 910 people and infected more than 40,640 globally +13
The new coronavirus has killed at least 910 people and infected more than 40,640 globally
Nearly 100 people died of coronavirus yesterday on the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. Pictured, a suspected patient walks in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan on February 5 +13
Nearly 100 people died of coronavirus yesterday on the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. Pictured, a suspected patient walks in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan on February 5
China’s Vice Premier demanded Communist officials of all levels take active lead in this ‘wartime condition’, or face being ‘nailed onto the pillar of historical shame forever’. Pictured, medical workers help patients infected with the coronavirus check in at a makeshift hospital +13
China’s Vice Premier demanded Communist officials of all levels take active lead in this ‘wartime condition’, or face being ‘nailed onto the pillar of historical shame forever’. Pictured, medical workers help patients infected with the coronavirus check in at a makeshift hospital
Wuhan opens 11 ‘hospitals’ after turning halls into medical centres
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